microorganism


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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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This study was conducted similar to the study of effect of homemade biofertilizers to promote plant growth except the treatments, which were: 1) control, 2) microorganism 1, and 3) microorganism 2.
As the approach is closely related to soil fertility, introducing Natural Farming to enhance the predominance of beneficial and effective microorganisms can help to improve and maintain soil biological, chemical, and physical properties (Fukuoka, 2009) [5].
Pneumonia caused by unusual microorganisms, such as tuberculosis, also requires drugs that kill the organisms, she added.
Kaneka and RIKEN's Numata tried to synthesize PHA through biosynthesis by many microorganisms with a sole carbon source of aromatic compounds that make up lignin or similar aromatic compounds.
Oral microorganisms such as Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacilli acidophilus, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans etc.
The production of effective microorganisms first originated in Japan.
Controlling specimen microbiological study is performed applying the determination of the overall number of microorganism method common in the microbiology practice.
A general definition of a microorganism is an organism that is microscopic (too small to be seen by the naked human eye) and which can be seen only under a microscope, usually, an ordinary light microscope.
Doses must be adequate to bring about recovery from illness as soon as possible and to discourage the development of drug resistance by the microorganism. Excessive dosage, however, increases the likelihood of toxic reactions.
The biological processes in a stream are driven by two factors: the sun, which provides energy for algae and bryophytes such as mosses, and the vegetation debris--the leaves, branches, and logs that fall into the stream--which provides energy for the microorganisms that remove the nitrogen and phosphorus from the stream water.
By the early 1960s, strains of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms (AROs) already were being identified.
Nitto Pharma has continued to conduct research and development of microorganisms since 1947 in cooperation with many kinds of universities and research institutes based on the stance that microorganisms have a lot to teach us about what is good for the human body that they have helped to create.