microcolony

mi·cro·col·o·ny

(mī'krō-kol'ŏ-nē),
A colony of bacteria visible only under a low power microscope.
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Ceftriaxone Pulse Dosing Fails to Eradicate Biofilm-Like Microcolony B.
Microcolony detection in 7H11 thin layer culture is an alternative for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
Conversion is a complicated procedure from planktonic cells in liquid to biofilms in surfaces that it can be divided into four phases: a first connection to abiotic sides, microcolony construction, and preservation of a matured biofilm.
LasB inhibition can significantly decrease bacterial attachment, microcolony formation, and extracellular matrix linkage in biofilm (Yu et al.
Critical factors in the survival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in unfavorable environments include its extreme ability to transform from a mobile "swarmer" cell to a glycocalyx enclosed microcolony which serves to protect the organisms against the active phagocytes, surfactants, enzymes and high levels of specific antibodies and its ability to survive and multiply even with minimum nutrients.
The Haemophilus influenzae Hap autotransporter mediates microcolony formation and adherence to epithelial cells and extracellular matrix via binding regions in the C-terminal end of the passenger domain.
Microcolony detection is a method which aims to identify the characteristic strings and tangles of M tuberculosis through the use of simple light microscopy (13) on plates with a thin layer of Middlebrook 7H11 agar medium (Difco).
aeruginosa biofilm developmental growth cycle consists of the following distinct steps: environmental signals, initiation of biofilm production (which includes monolayer, and microcolony formation), maturation into an exopolysaccharide (EPS)-enclosed mature biofilm, and finally, cell dispersal from the biofilm and transition to the planktonic mode of growth.
Evolution of the paralogous hap and iga genes in Haemophilus influenzae: evidence for a conserved hap pseudogene associated with microcolony formation in the recently diverged Haemophilus aegyptius and H.
Microcolony formation: a novel model of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for the cystic fibrosis lung.
monocytogenes have been incorporated into a microcolony immunoblot technique that diagnoses and enumerates the pathogenic L.