bacterial pathogens include gonorrhea (yes) which can cause blindness in a matter of hours, and chlamydia.
During production, this washing procedure is repeated to keep the surface of the cheese moist and hospitable to bacterial growth.
The bacterial infection that cost Aimee Copeland her leg and hands is rare, but when it strikes, it can be deadly.
In your body, bacterial cells outnumber human cells by 10 to 1.
So far, at least 60 homeless people living in shelters in the area have contracted the bacterial respiratory infection since 2007.
A nucleus as such is not present in bacterial cells, except in a few large rare forms and in very young cells.
What effect does cooking have upon the bacterial flora of foods?
Take another similarly prepared pipette and aspirate into it equal volumes of washed cells, bacterial emulsion and pooled serum.
How far chemical and bacterial agencies have also been effective is not clear.
A bacterial disease that has made its appearance in California has not been seen in this state.
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.
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.
Plural of bacterium.