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Opportunistic pathogen

Definition

noun, plural: opportunistic pathogens

An infectious microorganism that is normally a commensal or does not harm its host but can cause disease when the host’s resistance is low.


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Examples of opportunistic pathogens are:


See also: pathogen.


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The Fiber Disease

... C. violaceum is considered a saprophyte, it is also an occasional pathogen of human and animals with most cases of human infection occurring ... that they are quite distinct from those found in the closely related opportunistic pathogen P. aeruginosa are all consistent with these ORFs being ...

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by Beth
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:49 am
 
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Fiber Disease

... -abundant... in the waters of the Amazon Region -opportunistic human pathogen (infection is fatal) -produces violacein of trypanocidal and antibiotic activity*** ...

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by Beth
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:00 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... -abundant... in the waters of the Amazon Region -opportunistic human pathogen (infection is fatal) -produces violacein of trypanocidal and antibiotic activity*** ...

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by Beth
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:48 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... systems because fungal cells also interact with substratum. In the opportunistic pathogen, C. albicans, interactions with the substratum may be important in promoting invasive ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:00 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... here: "The pseudomonads are better known to microbiologists as pathogens of plants rather than animals, but three Pseudomonas species are pathogens of humans. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes urinary tract infections, respiratory system ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:30 am
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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