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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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These samples were found heavily contaminated with spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms as compared to the pure milk samples collected from the countryside directly from the animals.
Identifying metabolic pathways that are unique and essential to pathogenic microorganisms can be used as a method to develop novel therapeutics against these pathogenic species without causing harm to the mammals.
In addition, milk collected from different farms could be contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms present inside the udder, the exterior surfaces of the animal, milk handling equipment and air within the milking environment.
Thus using specific phages one can successfully perform the monitoring of the pathogenic microorganisms contamination in the agricultural ecosystems.
Pathogenic microorganisms, such as gram negative bacilli, pseudomonas have been detected in pumice.
Moreover, correlation between the vaginal infection rates with pathogenic microorganisms and the adverse perinatal outcome in China is still not clear.
5) Pathogenic microorganisms that may survive on the currency notes may serve as potential sources of enteropathogens that cause infections and potential sporadic cases of food borne diseases.
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.
However, these management practices cannot be effectively tested without improved methods of detecting and quantifying pathogens in the environment, For effective conservation practices, we must understand the survival and movement of pathogenic microorganisms across agricultural landscapes.
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria that have the potential to improve host health, inhibiting the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.