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opportunistic

1. (Science: microbiology) Denoting a microorganism that does not ordinarily cause disease but that, under certain circumstances (for example impaired immune responses resulting from other disease or drug treatment), becomes pathogenic.

2. (Science: disease) Denoting a disease or infection caused by such an organism.


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Actually, Staphylococci are not the same as Micrococci . Some species of Staphylococcus are important human pathogens, whereas Micrococci are opportunistic pathogens at best (or worst?) and normally cause disease only in immunologically compromised persons. If you had Staphylococci (or similar-looking ...

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by snowathlete
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... Actually, Staphylococci are not the same as Micrococci . Some species of Staphylococcus are important human pathogens, whereas Micrococci are opportunistic pathogens at best (or worst?) and normally cause disease only in immunologically compromised persons. If you had Staphylococci (or similar-looking ...

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by biohazard
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Re: Amoeba Culturing

... try to make it appear. I would like to see the amoeba just to watch them move and feed. Recently, I read the "Cultivation of Pathogenic and Opportunistic Free-Living Amebas" and that pretty much did it for me right there. I also wonder what else is out there we don't know about as far ...

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by amoebaslayer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba Culturing
Replies: 10
Views: 8299

MicroBiology HW help I am new to it

... due to a reduction in the inflammation in the bowels. This is an example of a __________ relationship. A. Mutalistic B. Commensal C. Parasitic D. Opportunistic E. Pathogenic What I answered on my paper is B, but I still am not sure about my answer. Can someone correct if I'm wrong. Symbiotes really ...

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by MicroBradster
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:08 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MicroBiology HW help I am new to it
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Re: Microbiology?

... fungi, and nonliving viruses are just some of the microbes that effect our health and environment. Some are beneficial, others pathogens or opportunistic.

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by sara135
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:34 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology?
Replies: 13
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