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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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Smallpox is a virus and malaria is a protozoan, a single-celled organism. The complexity of the organism makes it more difficult to produce a vaccine.
"These dense lipid structures are forming at very regular regions along the filamented cell and it looks like it could be a defense mechanism, allowing the cell to compartmentalize itself." This peculiar adaptation has never been observed in bacterial cells and appears unique for a single-celled organism.
It is caused by a single-celled organism, a trypanasome, which infects the blood and immunity cells.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is Salmonella, a bacteria (single-celled organism) that can thrive in unpasteurized juices and cause a slew of symptoms like stomach cramping, fever, and life-threatening diarrhea.
cornfields are planted with genetically altered or transgenic seed; to protect corn crops from pests, scientists insert a gene from the bacterium (single-celled organism) Bacillus thuringiensis into the plant cells.
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).
By comparing proteins present in more than 3000 different prokaryotes - a type of single-celled organism without a nucleus - molecular biologist James A.
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Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of Liverpool have shown how a single-celled organism, living freely in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans.
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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