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sublethal

 [sub-le´thal]
insufficient to cause death.

sub·le·thal

(sŭb-lē'thăl),
Not quite lethal.

sublethal

(sŭb-lē′thəl)
adj.
Less than lethal: sublethal dosages.

sub·le′thal·ly adv.

sublethal

adjective Referring to that which does not kill a cell or organism, but usually forces adaptation for survival

sub·le·thal

(sŭb-lē'thăl)
Slightly less than lethal.
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As a consequence, some cells, which are known as viable but non-cultivable, are not counted by this method, just like the cells that are dead, sublethally damaged, injured, inhibited, dormant or inactive.
Field data corroborate the persistence of ATV between epidemics in sublethally infected Tiger Salamander metamorphs (Brunner and others 2004), and salamander populations typically recover 1 to 2 y after a die-off, suggesting evolved resistance (Brunner and others 2004).
(53) In addition, it has been shown to decrease the fertility and fecundity of Ae aegypti adults that develop from sublethally exposed larvae.
Sammut (1998) showed that gill lesions in sublethally exposed fish can repair within 24-48 h of exposure but in moribund fish, lesions became more severe before death occurred in the recovery waters.
Thrombocytopoiesis in normal and sublethally irradiated dogs: response to human interleukin-6.
This incubation period is necessary to ensure that sublethally injured microorganisms have adequate time in a nutritive environment for repair and outgrowth.
The mix of strains and species in the product and the presence of sublethally injured cells can complicate enumeration.
In fish, the experimentally induced stressor has been sublethally low pH levels, which simulates the effects of acid rain.
Bacto[R] Universal Pre-enrichment Broth improves recovery of these pathogens, allowing even sublethally injured bacteria to resuscitate and multiply to sufficiently high numbers.
Mole, "Aplastic anaemia in sublethally irradiated mice given allogeneic lymph node cells," British Journal of Haematology, vol.
Formulated to ISO 6579, Lab M's Buffered Peptone Water ISO (BPW) is designed to support the recovery of sublethally damaged salmonellae prior to selective enrichment.
The broth contains nutrients that aid the resuscitation of sublethally damaged cells of Campylobacter.