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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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a) identifying a metabolic pathway in a pathogenic microorganism essential to its viability or infectivity;
While MAP has been used to increase the life of produce, some don't realize how MAP affects the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in many products.
Sideromics is a pharmaceutical company developing novel compounds and methods to treat or prevent diseases and disorders caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
The conference discusses the latest methods of lab analysis and devices of analyzing residues of hormones, antibiotics, toxins and food additives, besides detecting of pathogenic microorganisms.
Most of the healthcare workers hand flora gradually gets replaced by pathogenic microorganisms, which can spread throughout a health care environment in a short span of time," the study said.
A biocidal formulate, capable of eliminating all pathogenic microorganisms in any kind of waters.
They were also lacking in ensuring staff toilets were clean and that food was kept at a temperature which prevented the growth of pathogenic microorganisms or the formulation of toxins.
As untreated cow's milk may itself contain pathogenic microorganisms and could pose a health risk, the researchers argued for the use of processing methods that preserve the protective agents present in raw milk.
The proposal, backed by industry groups including the National Chicken Council, is intended to move the focus of federal resources away from production lines in favor of more emphasis on off-line sampling for pathogenic microorganisms in poultry bound for commerce.
This included pleading guilty to placing on the market food that was unsafe for human consumption by reason of contamination with pathogenic microorganisms.
Patients with bronchiectasis also presented with "a more severe form of COPD in clinical and functional terms, as well as a greater concentration of parameters of systemic inflammation and a greater presence of" potentially pathogenic microorganisms (PPMs) in their airways, the investigators said.
In a third volume produced within the framework of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) network, researchers explore agents that are rated at biosafety levels (BSL) three and four: highly pathogenic microorganisms that can potentially be used as biological weapons.