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Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin.

Synonym: acidophil, acidophile, oxychromatic.

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Bacteria in a particular environment

... which help the bacteria to attach to a surface and draw nutrients even in places having poor supply of nutrients. Cytoplasmic inclusions may be acidophilic or basophilic with proteins while endospores are reproductive structures that can withstand extreme conditions. All three of them help in ...

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by jayanthy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteria in a particular environment
Replies: 4
Views: 3850

take home quiz

... these bacteria in boiling water for several hours, but the colony grows back. This species is probably A) endospore-forming. B) a spirochete. C) acidophilic. D) halophilic. E) a cyanobacteria. 2) Which one of the following statements about prokaryotes is false? A) Boiling water does not kill ...

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by dionne2004
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: take home quiz
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Proton Motive Force

... to add my little grain of salt in here, hopefully it will help you. I am not sure what you need to know of the mechanism of PMF. In the case of acidophilic microorganism, where there is a high concentration of proton on the outside, there is a flux of proton to the inside of the microorganism, ...

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by Juanu
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Proton Motive Force
Replies: 5
Views: 4429

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