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(noun) Plural form of capsule.

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licorice root a stress reliever?

... help me understand. Popular media sources say licorice root reduces stress by promoting adrenal gland function. That's not why I got licorice root capsules, but I think the recomended dosage, 900mg daily, has an opposite effect. I think it causes me to be preoccupied with insignificant problems, ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: licorice root a stress reliever?
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adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance

... passive response against invading organisms, attracts phagocytes and is directly cytolytic on its own (via membrane attack complex). Bacteria with capsules resist attachment of complement to their cellular surfaces, and can evade these mechanisms of the host immune system. However, the bacterial ...

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by PsycoCarrot
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance
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Capsules and Slime layers

If firmly attached to a cell wall of G+ bacteria leaving a structured tight matrix excluding particles it is a capsule. If loosely attached to a cell wall and matrix includes small particles it is referred to as a slime layer. I was just wondering seen as a capsule is attached to G+ cell walls does ...

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by dizzysally
Sat May 19, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Capsules and Slime layers
Replies: 3
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Microbiology help in identifying Gram + rod for my unknown

... do you think? Cell shape= rod gram reaction= positive Size when done with a mixed gram stain with . aereus is seen to be much larger. Spores= + capsules= - motility= ? seemed to be nonmotile in the wet mount, and slight red formation towards top of gelatinase, but I thought that was only due ...

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by ccapelouto838
Thu May 03, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology help in identifying Gram + rod for my unknown
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Views: 8570

Theories - Origin of Life

... as RNA, life might have begun with smaller molecules interacting with each other in cycles of reactions. These might have been contained in simple capsules akin to cell membranes, and over time more complex molecules that performed these reactions better than the smaller ones could have evolved, ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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