bacterial metabolism

bacterial metabolism

[bak′tir·ē·əl mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(microbiology)
Total chemical changes carried out by living bacteria.
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Further research will focus on identifying the precise mechanism of bacterial metabolism and exploiting the prediction model of odor production in pig houses.
Staphefekt(TM) exhibits several other characteristics: rapid killing (lysis) of the target bacteria and limited likelihood of emerging resistance, as it works independent of the bacterial metabolism - which harbours the resistance mechanisms - and targets a region of the bacterial cell wall less susceptible to mutation.
The impedance change caused by bacterial metabolism in the medium is monitored over time and produced by the release of ionic metabolites from viable microorganisms.
Compounding this is limited understanding of bacterial metabolism during host infection (10) and the fact that the functions of approximately 50% of the genes in its genome remain unknown (11) (more than 10 years after the first MTB strain was sequenced).
Iron is needed for key aspects of bacterial metabolism.
Organic compounds are a source of assimilable carbon necessary for bacterial metabolism and proliferation and therefore serve as a bacterial food source.
2006) reported that a decoction from Pongamia pinnata leaves prevented the production of cholera toxin from Vibrio cholerae due to its effects on bacterial metabolism rather than to a reduction in bacterial growth.
Probably 66 to 75 percent of the oxygen loss--maybe even a bit more--will ultimately come from bacterial metabolism of the gases," Valentine projects.
During the next three years, the scientists expect to find out whether they can manipulate bacterial metabolism as they hope to do.
The carbon dioxide generated by bacterial metabolism diffuses into the sensor and reacts with the reagents in the sensor, providing an indication of their presence.
Skin bacteria thrive in apocrine sweat, and byproducts of bacterial metabolism cause the odor.
Coverage progresses from bacterial metabolism in wastewater treatment systems through activated sludge process, bioreactors, landfill systems, and commercial applications of biological waste gas purification.