microbial microbial  /maɪ ˈkroʊ bi əl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or involving or caused by or being microbes

Usage(s):

  1. While the concept of microbial fuel cells has worked in laboratory tests, applying it to slugs turns out to be a sticky proposition.
  2. But beyond the broad language of the Outer Space Treaty, we don't really have set guidelines for how we should treat microbial life on another planet should we run across it.
  3. We tested for anti- oxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties.

News

  1. Secrets of biological soil crusts uncovered

    Biologists have performed a molecular level analysis of desert biological soil crusts -- living ground cover formed by microbial communities -- to reveal how long-dormant cyanobacteria become activated by rainfall then resume dormancy when the precipitation stops.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Danger Waits on Red Planet

    The pervading carpet of perchlorate chemicals found on Mars may boost the chances that microbial life exists on the Red Planet — but perchlorates are also perilous to the health of future crews destined to explore that way-off world.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Toxic Mars: Astronauts Must Deal with Perchlorate on the Red Planet

    The pervading carpet of perchlorate chemicals found on Mars may boost the chances that microbial life exists on the Red Planet — but perchlorates are also perilous to the health of future crews destined to explore that way-off world.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Warning that "HIV, Ebola, SARS and avian influenza will not be the last bad surprises delivered by the ever-changing microbial world," Dr Chan said the global outbreak alert and response mechanisms already in place were not enough to prevent a...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Margaret Chan Source: The Muslim News

  2. "Our goal is to discover what microbial communities exist in different parts of the body and to explore how these communities change in the presence of health or disease," said Francis S. Collins, director of the NIH's National Human Genome...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Francis Collins Source: Nashua Telegraph

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