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Virulence

virulence

(Science: microbiology) The degree or ability of a pathogenic organism to cause disease.


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... these poopy germs being everywhere lol the concentration of eColi from your own body found around the house isnt going to hurt you. Generally the virulence of the bacteria that has been in you is pretty low compare to say someone else's poop bacteria. But salmonella and the other GI germs are ...

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by david23
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Salmonella and e. Coli
Replies: 12
Views: 11483

Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?

... can't manage do discriminate between them. So far what I've got is: Pathogenicity = The potential/ability of a infectious agent to cause damage. Virulence = The actual level of damage caused. Is this correct or am I mistaken?

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by nukeman
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... removed some 14 genes. The syntheticM. mycoides organism has 14 genes deleted or inactivated, including genes that are predicted to be critical to virulence. Question 9 of the FAQ provides some more information for you. As far as species categorisation, this site may help. http://www.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/~sabedon/biol3010.htm ...

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by scottie
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 21850

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... ABC glycerol transporter operon gtsABCD. These genes are involved in the production of hydrogen peroxide, which is believed to be the principal virulence factor of the mycoides group of mycoplasmas . The genome also contains added watermark sequences for identification of the genome as synthetic ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 21850

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... they are appropriately and coordinately regulated with the rest of the genome. In Salmonella, the expression of several independently acquired virulence genes is under the control of a single regulatory system - the PhoP/PhoQ two-component system that was already performing essential functions ...

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by scottie
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
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