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bacteriolysis

[bak‚tir·ē′äl·ə·səs]
(microbiology)
Dissolution of bacterial cells.
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Extracellular protease production of bacteriolytic bacteria isolated from marine environments.
KEY WORDS: salinity, pH, Litopenaeus vannamei, hemocyte count, phenoloxidase activity, bacteriolytic activity, antibacterial activity
The reason for administering the steroid first is that the antibiotics that are used for meningitis are not only bacteriocidal, but they also are bacteriolytic, said Dr.
Hemocyanin-free plasma produced by ultracentrifugation (285,000 x g, 8 h) retained the bacteriolytic activity of whole plasma; and purified hemocyanin was not bacteriolytic at 40 mg/ ml, its concentration in plasma, indicating that hemocyanin is not involved in killing.
Naturally occurring viruses of bacteria (called bacteriophages, or phages) may help augment anti-anthrax strategies and have recently been investigated as sources for bacteriolytic agents useful against anthrax (Schuch, Nelson, & Fischetti, 2002).
The antimicrobial compound was bactericidal and bacteriolytic against Escherichia coli V517, bacteriostatic against Micrococcus luteus and fungistatic against Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
In vitro and in vivo bacteriolytic activities of Escherichia coli phages: implications for phage therapy.
The activities of the dermal exudate included hemolytic, hemagglutinating, and bacteriolytic activities.
By hydrolyzing the peptidoglycans of procaryote cell walls, human milk LZ has a bacteriolytic function and plays a role, together with secretory IgA and lactoferrin, in the passive protection of breast-fed newborns (7, 8).
Rhodomyrtone displays no bacteriolytic activity, as determined by measurement of the optical density at 620 nm.