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Search Results for: pilus

Pilus

Definition noun, plural: pili (microbiology) Short, filamentous projection on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but... 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

Eubacteria

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

Pile

pile 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as,... Read More

Fimbria

Definition noun, plural: fimbriae (1) (microbiology) A short, filamentous projection on a bacterial cell, used not for... Read More

Peel

peel 1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to... Read More

F-factor

Definition noun A DNA sequence or plasmid that confers certain bacteria the ability to produce a sex pilus for conjugation... Read More

Sex factor

Definition noun A DNA sequence or plasmid that confers certain bacteria the ability to produce a sex pilus for conjugation... Read More

Biogenesis

Definition noun plural: biogeneses (1) The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms (2) A theory that... Read More

Pili

Definition noun (1) (microbiology) Short, filamentous projections on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but for... Read More

Sex pili

sex pili (Science: cell biology) fine filamentous projections (pili) on the surface of a bacterium that are important in... Read More

F-positive bacterium

Definition noun, plural: F+ bacteria A bacterium with F factor existing as a plasmid and not integrated in the bacterial... Read More