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microorganism

[¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A microscopic organism, including bacteria, protozoans, yeast, viruses, and algae.
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5,6) However, in the present study Staphylococcus albus coagulase negative was the most frequently isolated micro-organism.
It is a problem facing scientists around the world and Prof Black and his team are taking a different approach by tapping into nature and finding out how micro-organisms found in the soil tackle the problem.
Certain types of micro-organisms can become yet another source of elements which result in accelerated metal removal and premature failures in underground steel pipelines.
Every protein, regardless of its origin, can be manufactured in micro-organisms or cell cultures once its encoding gene is known.
This interaction involves many factors discussed earlier, such as the age of the person, previous exposure, proximity to the infection site and a variety of other subtle human and micro-organism idiosyncrasies.
If there are beer spoilage micro-organisms detected by any of the control steps, then measures have to be taken depending on the degree of infection already developed.
The study showed that more than 7,000 different microbes were found in the fingers and the screens and about eighty two percent of the micro-organisms found in the fingers of the volunteers were present in the phone as well.
Study co-author Michael Adams said: "What we have done is create a micro-organism that does with carbon dioxide exactly what plants do - absorb it and generate something useful.
The collaboration aims to accelerate the delivery of a broad spectrum of products based on naturally occurring micro-organisms for pre- and post-harvest application around the world.
It will also have impact in biology and public health, by providing a better understanding of micro-organism adaptation (such as the emergence of new pathogens or the development of antibiotic resistances).
Byotrol products have a four stage effect on micro-organisms using changes in surface tension as the basis of their attack.
The CLINPROT(TM) product line (for research use only) covers various aspects of biomarker analysis with special emphasis on body-fluid and tissue profiling, MALDI molecular imaging, and protein/peptide-based micro-organism identification and classification.