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bacillus

buh si luhs

  • n  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil

  • Some years ago the Bulgarian scientist, Mechnikov, discovered a bacillus friendly to man, called it the Bacillus Bulgaricus, because it frequented the sour milk of Bulgaria.
  • Among the smallest is the bacillus influenzae (0.
  • Unlike HIV, the tubercle bacillus succumbs to powerful medications.
News & Articles

  • Evolution Strikes Back Against Bioengineered Crops
    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since 1996, farmers across the globe have planted more than a billion acres of genetically modified corn and cotton that have been engineered to produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis , or Bt for short. Organic farmers used Bt proteins in sprays for decades to kill a number of devastating pests because the ...
    June 11, 2013 - redOrbit
Quotes

  • John Howard in BBC News
    It's not an innocent white powder. It's some type of biological agent. I'm not a scientist but they say it belongs to the bacillus group and is being tested. I can't tell you any more than that,Mr Howard told Channel Nine television.
  • Albert Camus in Asia Pacific Arts Online Magazine
    Camus writes "the plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good; that it can lie dormant for years and years in furniture and linen-chests; that it bides its time in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, and bookshelves; and that perhaps the day would come...
  • Robert Koch in NEWS.com.au
    It (the discovery of a new strain) shows that anthrax bacteria (bacillus anthracis) as a cause of death in wild apes is more widespread than believed until now,the Robert Koch Institute said in a statement, noting the same group had found a...

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