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Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial (Science: microbiology, pharmacology) a drug for killing microorganisms or suppressing their multiplication or... Read More

First Video Proof That Could Explain Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Bacteria

Amidst the battle for supremacy, our army of immune cells relentlessly wages war against various pathogens, especially... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More

A Symbiont Betrays Its Host

It came as a surprise to me recently to realize how much is known about the immune responses of plants and, moreover, how... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Antibiotic

Definition noun, plural: antibiotics Antimicrobial agent made from microorganisms, and can kill and inhibit the growth of... Read More

Zone of inhibition

Definition noun (microbiology) The clear region around the paper disc saturated with an antimicrobial agent on the agar... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Octose

Definition noun, plural: octoses An eight -carbon monosaccharide or sugar Supplement Monosaccharides are the simplest form... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

Definition noun A motile aerobic ellipsoidal spore forming rod organisms involved in gramicidin production an antimicrobial... Read More

R factor

Definition noun, plural: R factors Abbreviated term for resistance factor that confers certain bacterial strain resistant to... Read More

Slime layer

Definition noun An irregular, diffuse, unorganized form of glycocalyx in bacterial cells, comprised mostly of... Read More

Monosaccharide

Definition noun plural: monosaccharides mon·o·sac·cha·ride, ˈmɒ.nəʊˈsæk.ə.ɹaɪd (biochemistry) A simple... Read More

Peptidoglycan

Definition noun, plural: peptidoglycans (1) A glycan (a polysaccharide) attached to short cross-linked oligopeptides in the... Read More

R plasmid

Definition noun, plural: R plasmids Shortened term for resistance plasmid that confers certain bacterial strain the acquired... Read More

Bolus injection

Definition noun The injection of drug in a bolus, i.e. a large volume, at once Supplement A bolus injection is the... Read More

Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (2nd Edition)

 Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (2nd Edition)      ... Read More

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Definition What does a hydrophile or hydrophilic substances mean? If a molecule is “water-loving”, it is... Read More

Microbiology: An Introduction (9th Ed) by G.J. Tortora and others

Microbiology: An Introduction (9th Edition)      ... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

V8 protease

Definition noun A serine protease isolated from Staphylococcus aureus strain V8, capable of cleaving peptide bonds on the... Read More

O antigen

Definition noun (microbiology) A repetitive glycan polymer attached to the core oligosaccharide of the LPS layer of certain... Read More

Superinfection

superinfection (Science: microbiology) A new infection complicating the course of antimicrobial therapy of an existing... Read More

Resistance factor

Definition noun, plural: resistance factors The earlier term used to refer to the plasmid that confers certain bacteria the... Read More

Chitin

Definition noun plural: chitin chi·tin, ˈkaɪtɪn (1) A polymer of nitrogen-containing polysaccharide (C8H13O5N)n... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Laboratory Experiments in Microbiology (8th Edition)

Laboratory Experiments in Microbiology (8th Edition)      ... Read More

In vivo

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur within the living organism Supplement The term in vivo... Read More