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The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

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

Contamination

Contamination The soiling or pollution by inferior material, as by the introduction of organisms into a wound or sewage into... Read More

Pollution

Definition noun (1) The change in the environment caused by natural or artificial input of harmful contaminants into the... Read More

Colony-forming unit

Definition noun A measure of viable cells in which a colony represents an aggregate of cells derived from a single... Read More

Auxin

Auxin (Science: plant biology) a group of plant growth substances (often called phytohormones or plant hormones), the most... Read More

Hydrophobic

The fear of mixing or reacting with water under a given set of reaction parameters is often referred to as hydrophobic. In... Read More

Inoculating loop

Definition noun, plural: inoculating loops A tool usually made of platinum or nichrome wire in which the tip forms a small... Read More

Petri dish

Definition noun, plural: Petri dishes A circular dish made of glass or plastic and with a loose-fitting cover, used in... Read More

Biological Viruses

The prime directive of all organisms is to reproduce and survive and this also applies to viruses. Apparently, viruses are... Read More