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Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a microbe (i.e. any of the microscopic organisms)


Word origin: microbe, from Greek mīkro- (small)- + bíos (life)

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Re: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.

... you can grasp without all the chemistry beckground you'll need later. Microcosmos is a good one: http://www.amazon.com/Microcosmos-Billion-Years-Microbial-Evolution/dp/0520210646/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

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by jonmoulton
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... infection. The work described here may contribute to development of designer, \"druggable\" countermeasures for filoviruses and other microbial pathogens. http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.0020001 Rhesus macaque, mouse, guinea pig, Vero cells ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 12545

Re: pGP704

... papers where pGP704 was used in the methods and then the paper should provide their source. Call the source and ask. I imagine the Harvard or Yale microbial library has the plasmid you are looking for.

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by daniel.kurz
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: pGP704
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: 2.5 M glycine crystallized

... reduced temperatures. Apparently glycine is such a molecule. Storage at room temperature might prevent the crystallization, but you might also get microbial growth if there are any critters in there. Try gently warming the bottle and see if the crystals go back into solution. Leaving it on the ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: 2.5 M glycine crystallized
Replies: 1
Views: 1963

Mechanism behind Cyanobacterial Cryptobiosis?

... survive 553 days in the vacuum of space). The only information I can find on the mechanism(s) behind this feet are that they form something called microbial mats which include coatings that protect against UV, some form of organic 'anti-freeze', and that they begin recycling nutrients while lowering ...

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by NMLevesque
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Mechanism behind Cyanobacterial Cryptobiosis?
Replies: 0
Views: 1753
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