He has studied the Vibrio genus of bacteria for more than 40 years and still finds it eminently fascinating.
The cuts fracture, creating a microscopic web of fissures below the surface which provide a safe harbor for bacteria.
They encourage the proliferation of bifida, a very important kind of bacteria.
As a nasal spray it keeps the passages moist and bacteria free, ideal for travel or ducted heating systems.
Each group of bacteria has different species and each species have different strains (the “code” at the end).
The shock I gave my spinal column in 1915 up in the Lakes undoubtedly re-awakened activity among the bacteria.
A simple experiment will show that no bacteria will exist in that vapor.
Boston requires that the milk shall not contain more than 500,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter.
Unless this is done, the filters may become incubators for bacteria.
The odor and flavor of cheese are due to workings of bacteria which result in the production of aromatic compounds.
1847, plural of Modern Latin bacterium, from Greek bakterion "small staff," diminutive of baktron "stick, rod," from PIE *bak- "staff used for support." So called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped. Introduced as a scientific word 1838 by German naturalist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876).
bacteria bac·te·ri·a (bāk-tǐr'ē-ə)
Plural of bacterium.
Plural of bacterium.
Any of a large group of one-celled organisms that lack a cell nucleus, reproduce by fission or by forming spores, and in some cases cause disease. They are the most abundant lifeforms on Earth, and are found in all living things and in all of the Earth's environments. Bacteria usually live off other organisms. Bacteria make up most of the kingdom of prokaryotes (Monera or Prokaryota), with one group (the archaea or archaebacteria) often classified as a separate kingdom. See also archaeon, prokaryote.
Our Living Language : It is important to remember that bacteria is the plural of bacterium, and that saying a bacteria is incorrect. It is correct to say The soil sample contains millions of bacteria, and Tetanus is caused by a bacterium.