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acidophil

[ə′sid·ə‚fil]
(biology)
Any substance, tissue, or organism having an affinity for acid stains.
An organism having a preference for an acid environment.
(histology)
An alpha cell of the adenohypophysis.
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Hepatic cellular damage is typically minimal, and acidophilic bodies are few or absent.
The assemblage also includes some species of the genus Pinnularia, which is often found in low-conductance, slightly acidic waters, and of Psammothidium, which is considered an acidophilic genus (Flower and Jones, 1989; Bukhtiyarova and Round, 1996).
5) performed histopathologial examination in cases of MAS diagnosed with pituitary adenoma and showed that GH and prolactin was secreted from the same cells as well as from seperate cells in the adenoma cells with acidophilic staining.
0 and among the acidophilic xylanases, the majority of them showed high activity only under slight acid conditions.
A novel thermostable acidophilic alpha-amylase from a new thermophilic Bacillus sp.
OVX group section evaluations showed that serous acinuscytoplasms were seen in PAS staining sections slightly more acidophilic than control group, in AB staining slightly darker than control and lighter than DM group.
Differential bioleaching of copper by mesophilic and moderately thermophilic acidophilic consortium enriched from same copper mine water sample.
Fraser [17] also reported that the action of spoilage microorganisms (such as acidophilic bacteria) present in the canned product can increase the pH through fermentation, hence compromising the safety of the product.
Among specific topics are microbial ecology in extreme acidic pit lakes of the Aberian Pyrite Belt in southwestern Spain, galactose as an inducer of the production of extracellular polymeric substances by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, evidence for widespread dissimilatory hydrogen metabolism among acidophilic bacteria, immobilizing new isolated iron oxidizing bacteria on natural carriers, and the influence of pyrite on the galvanic assisted leaching of chalcocite concentrates.