Spores


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Spores

A state of "suspended animation" that some bacteria can adopt when conditions are not ideal for growth. Spores are analogous to plant seeds and can germinate into growing bacteria when conditions are right.
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Percentages (mean [+ or -] standard deviation) of Cyathea corcovadensis (Raddi) Domin gametophytes at different stages after 28 days, developed from spores stored at different temperatures, for 60, 120, 180 and 365 days.
They intend to test this in the long run and expect that, if needed, common chemical treatments could help keep the spores spotless."
Moistening one pound of dry spores would generate enough force to lift a car one meter off the ground, Sahin says.
Over several years, we demonstrated that these techniques were specific and sensitive (detect 1-2 spores of E.
The contraption uses harmless soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis, which when nutrients are scarce, turns itself into a tough little spore capable of withstanding heat, desiccation, chemical assaults, radiation.
Mean numbers of spores within each sporophorous vesicle was 24.7 (SE [+ or -] 0.8), ranging from 11-64 (Fig.
To contract the disease people would have to inhale thousands of spores or eat meat that had spores in it.
The spores were suspended in 50 mM of 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1piperazineethanesulfonic acid (HEPES) buffer or a buffer containing selected antimicrobial compounds, including chelating agents, surfactants, natural polymers and enzymes, at an inoculum level of about 4.7 X [10.sup.8] CFU per ml.
Millions of mould spores get airborne during the day and because spores are much smaller than pollen grains they get inhaled into the depths of the lung.
The objective of the present study was to investigate effects of the different concentration of inoculums and age of spores on the synthesis of pectinolytic enzymes with the aim of their optimizing for maximal enzyme production and growth of the microorganism.
Immobilization method is used to entrap the spores of fungi so that it can be used for biodesulphurization.