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swarm·ing

(swōrm'ing),
A progressive spreading by motile bacteria over the surface of a solid medium.
[A.S. swearm]

swarming

(sworm′ĭng)
The spread of bacteria over a culture medium.
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This study is aimed to evaluate the effect of imipenem, amikacin and cefixime on swarming of P.
(1) John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, Swarming and the Future of Combat (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2000).
(11) There is detailed biological and behavioral information on bee swarming in the literature and in various extension publications (12,13); thus, swarming behavior is not covered in great detail here.
Swarming season can begin as early as March in the Deep South, and usually starts in mid-May across the northern states.
Once termite swarming season begins, homeowners will notice a swarm of flying insects around their property.
Males of aerial swarming Diptera usually gather in discrete dancing swarms that use visual cues or landmarks as markers in the environment to determine swarm location (Nielsen et al.
Summary: Mauritania sends exterminators to north to fight plague of locusts swarming over desert.
First spotted in 2002, the (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/06/30/crazy-ants-south/2446941/) Nylanderia fulva are deemed "crazy" due to their unpredictable movements and swarming populations.
Barbara Chick from the organisation said the swarming season has now started and is a little later than usual because of a cold spring.
The swarming bees cluster near the parental hive for a few days while several hundred scout bees, the oldest in the swarm, locate and advertize prospective nest sites and choose the best ones.
The assumption has been, Shklarsh said, that bacteria would be at a disadvantage compared to other swarming organisms.
The unique swarming behavior of the juveniles of Plotosus lineatus, Plotosus japonicus, and Pholidichthys leucotaenia may explain their apparently limited ability to reach certain areas isolated by deep water.