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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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He has discovered that the bug lurks within a common microscopic organism called a protozoa, a single-celled organism which lives in the soil and plays a key role in nature.
After a century of Martians visiting Earth, for either business (usually war) or pleasure (again, war), our well-developed archetype has been recast as a single-celled organism.
Previously, Lundblad's group used this simple single-celled organism to reveal numerous insights about telomerase and lay the groundwork for guiding similar findings in human cells.
The culprit is a single-celled organism called Acanthamoeba, which can cause severe ulceration of the cornea.
albicans), a single-celled organism that is the most prevalent yeast species in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
This peculiar adaptation has never been observed in bacterial cells and appears unique for a single-celled organism.
What do humans have in common with yeast -- that lowly, single-celled organism known best for its role in making beer and bread?
Andrew Adamatzky at the University of the West of England in Bristol tempted the single-celled organism with various goodies.
Led by Michael Riehle, University of Arizona entomologists introduced genetic modifications in mosquitoes in a way that renders them completely immune to the parasite, a single-celled organism called Plasmodium.
Doctors suspect the culprit is one of two types of infectious microbes: a bacteria, a single-celled organism, or a virus, a chemical package of genetic material (either RNA or DNA).
Webcytology Get the inside scoop on unicellular biology--you can even create your own single-celled organism and see if it lives or goes extinct
The culprit: a common bacteria, or single-celled organism, called staphylococcus aureus (sta-fuh-loh-KO-cus OR-ee-us) or "staph," which can potentially poison blood.

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