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microbe

[¦mī‚krōb]
(microbiology)
A microorganism, especially a bacterium of a pathogenic nature.
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Researchers develop a synthetic microbe - so small that it could contribute to a greater understanding of genetic and life processes
Polypropylene, which is often used in packaging, hosted 799 distinct microbe species that weren't found on polyethylene or in the water.
They researchers found that the defective mice had a greater supply of a particular microbe called Akkermansia muciniphila.
However, this method takes skilled workers from several days to a week to perform manually, and it cannot be used to provide real-time, accurate measures of microbe concentrations.
It can also conduct continuous measuring, making it possible to monitor(4) changes in microbe counts over time.
They sampled 27 sites on people and made the most comprehensive microbe map to date.
The most common microbe in the body is called bacteria.
Toxic cleanups get a microbe boost," Science News for Kids, Nov.
Why shouldn't microbe watching be as accessible and enriching as bird watching?
Older students can work to solve microbe mysteries, learn about microbes in the news, and try some microbe experiments.
To explore what might be down there, we used the submersible Alvin to place a variety of microbe flee samples of natural seafloor rock back on the seafloor.
The pathogenic bacterium Escherichia coli O157:H7, first recognized as a cause of illness in 1982, is clearly associated with cattle, says Sheridan Haack, a USGS research hydrologist studying the microbe, citing evidence accumulated over the past two decades.