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Tuberculosis: The bacillus takes refuge in adipose cells

A team from the Institut Pasteur has recently shown that the tuberculosis bacillus hides from the immune system in its... Read More

Doderleins bacillus

Doderlein's bacillus is a large, Gram-positive bacterium found in vaginal secretions. It is named after the German... Read More

Bacillus odysseyi sp. nov., a round-spore-forming bacillus isolated from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft

Myron T. La Duc, Masataka Satomi and Kasthuri Venkateswaran Abstract A round-spore-forming Bacillus species that... Read More

Bacillus nealsonii sp. nov., isolated from a spacecraft-assembly facility, whose spores are -radiation resistant

Kasthuri Venkateswaran1, Michael Kempf1, Fei Chen1, Masataka Satomi2, Wayne Nicholson3 and Roger Kern1 1 Biotechnology... Read More

Hay bacillus

Hay bacillus --> bacillus subtilis (Science: bacteria) bacillus subtilis is a gram-positive, rod-shaped, nonpathogenic... Read More

Bacillus thuringiensis – Bacterial Insecticide

Microbiologists in Europe have played a major role in developing the Bacillus thuringiensis story, as they have in many... Read More


Bacillus (Science: bacteria) a genus of bacteria of the family Bacillaceae, including large aerobic or facultatively... Read More

Blue pus bacillus

Blue pus bacillus --> pseudomonas aeruginosa a species of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria commonly isolated... Read More

Bacillus stearothermophilus

Definition noun A rod-shaped, endospore-forming, Gram-positive bacterium that belongs to the division... Read More

Anthrax bacterium’s deadly secrets probed

New insights into why the bug that causes anthrax behaves in the unusual way that it does have come to light thanks to a... Read More

Microbial Diversity and Its Relationship to Planetary Protection

MINIREVIEW Ronald L. Crawford Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 441052, Moscow,... Read More

Survival of Spacecraft-Associated Microorganisms under Simulated Martian UV Irradiation

Survival of Spacecraft-Associated Microorganisms under Simulated Martian UV Irradiation David A. Newcombe,1 Andrew C.... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

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

The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

Leading articles Frederick R. Falkiner* Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin; Central Pathology... Read More

Bacteria for plague control in agriculture

Bacillus thuringiensis, a spore bacteria discovered in 1901 by the Japanese scientist Ishiwata and, ten years later, by the... Read More


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

Farm-scale evaluation of the impacts of transgenic cotton on biodiversity, pesticide use, and yield

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES Farm-scale evaluation of the impacts of transgenic cotton on biodiversity,... Read More


Putative Definition What is putative? The word putative denotes to a supposition that is based on what is commonly... Read More

Will the plague pathogen become resistant to antibiotics?

A small piece of DNA that helps bacteria commonly found in US meat and poultry resist several antibiotics has also been... Read More

Gram-positive bacilli

Definition noun, singular: gram-positive bacillus A group of rod-shaped bacterial cells that appears violet through Gram's... Read More


Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Providencia alcalifaciens

Definition noun One of the clinically important species of the genus Providencia isolated chiefly from infections of the... Read More

Gram-positive endospore-forming rods

Definition noun A group of rod-shaped bacteria that are positive to Gram's method and form... Read More

Wool-sorters disease

wool-sorter's disease --> pulmonary anthrax A form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing bacillus... Read More

Ragsorters disease

ragsorter's disease --> pulmonary anthrax A form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing bacillus anthracis;... Read More

Obligate aerobe

Definition noun, plural: obligate aerobes An aerobe that requires oxygen for aerobic respiration. Supplement Obligate... Read More

Microbiological Assessment of Honey in México

Honey is a viscous sweet substance produced by bees from the secretions of plant nectars. It is a product from some regions... 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


tetanus 1. An acute, often fatal infectious disease caused by the anaerobic, spore forming bacillus clostridium tetani, the... Read More


Definition noun, plural: thermophiles An organism that thrives in a habitat at relatively high temperatures, i.e. between 41... Read More


Definition noun, plural: diazotrophs A microorganism capable of assimilating and fixing atmospheric nitrogen... Read More

Aerobic bacteria

Definition noun Bacteria that utilize oxygen for growth and oxygen-based metabolism (e.g. aerobic... Read More

Dangerous Tricksters: Some Bacteria Use Immune Cells To Reproduce

Macrophages are effective weapons used by our immune system to absorb and digest pathogenic intruders. Some bacteria,... Read More

Vaccine for the Infected? New TB Vaccine Clears Important Hurdle

An urgently needed new tuberculosis vaccine cleared a vital step in testing, an important advance at time when a third of... Read More

Ragpickers disease

ragpicker's disease --> pulmonary anthrax A form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing bacillus anthracis;... Read More

Bactericidal action of positive and negative ions in air

Bactericidal action of positive and negative ions in air Louise A Fletcher1, Lindsey F Gaunt2, Clive B Beggs3, Simon J... Read More

Genetically Modified Crops May Pass Helpful Traits To Weeds, Study Finds

TUCSON, Ariz. -- For the first time, researchers have shown that a gene artificially inserted into crop plants to fend off... Read More

Life cycle of operons yields new look at bacterial genetics

In a breakthrough that will immediately benefit biologists who study bacteria, a team of researchers has determined the... Read More

Will Genetically Engineered Foods Cause Allergic Reactions?

Will Genetically Engineered Foods Cause Allergic Reactions? The potential of genetically engineered foods to cause allergic... Read More

A Long Rough Ride for Bt Brinjal in India

The fruit and shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) of brinjal causes crop losses of 50 to 70 per cent. Farmers are prone to an... Read More