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'''Definition'''
  
a [[bacterial]] [[organism]] having [[complex]] nutritional [[requirements]].
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‘’noun, plural: fastidious organisms‘’
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An [[organism]] that has [[complex]] [[nutritional]] requirements.
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'''Usage'''
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The term is a commonly used in [[microbiology]] in which it describes an [[organism]] that grows only in a specially fortified [[artificial]] [[culture media]] under specific [[culture]] conditions.
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Example of an extremely [[fastidious]] [[organism]] is ''Leuconostoc mesenteroides'', a [[facultative]] [[anaerobe]] requiring [[complex]] [[growth factors]] and [[amino acids]].
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''Miscellaneous''
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Word origin: French ''fastidieux'', Latin ''fastidiosus'', from ''fastidium'' (“loathing”).
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See also: [[culture medium]]

Latest revision as of 00:48, 15 June 2008

Definition

‘’noun, plural: fastidious organisms‘’

An organism that has complex nutritional requirements.


Usage

The term is a commonly used in microbiology in which it describes an organism that grows only in a specially fortified artificial culture media under specific culture conditions.

Example of an extremely fastidious organism is Leuconostoc mesenteroides, a facultative anaerobe requiring complex growth factors and amino acids.


Miscellaneous

Word origin: French fastidieux, Latin fastidiosus, from fastidium (“loathing”). See also: culture medium