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microbe

[¦mī‚krōb]
(microbiology)
A microorganism, especially a bacterium of a pathogenic nature.
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Microbial biomass C/N ratio was obtained by dividing the annual mean concentration of the first and second annual cycle of soil microbial biomass C with that of microbial biomass N at different sites and at different soil depths.
Furthermore, even with its performance so far, microbial desalination could produce drinking water from brackish waters that contain much less salt than seawater.
Creating conditions that are not conducive to microbial selection and emergence represents a major challenge, from a disease management and cultural point of view, for reducing the risk for avian influenza occurrence and subsequent human infection.
What we have in place now is an ability to control microbial growth so now you have the best surfaces in the world that you're able to have peace of mind because there's an opportunity to put some microbial control on these surfaces, which you cannot do cost effectively on grass.
However, he adds that because researchers are still investigating the individual functions of the gut's many microbial species, such a treatment might be years or decades away.
Environmental scientists are finding new applications for Biolog's tried-and-true microbial identification kits.
In theory, the microbe soup should work," says Jay Garland, a microbial ecologist with NASA.
We measured the distribution of microbial biomass, gross N mineralisation, and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] consumption with soil depth to determine the likely extent of inorganic N production below the 0-10 cm layer in the soil profiles of 2 Western Australian agricultural soils.
Her agency already has shifted some of its focus in dealing with pollutants and plans a five-year, $50 million effort to learn more about microbial pollution.
But putting microbial testing itself into place is the precursor to those other important regulations.
Part 1: Microbial decontamination of different food products: Microbial decontamination of fresh produce