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Acetobacter

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Acetobacteraceae)

A genus of Gram-negative, aerobic bacteria. Cells are ovoid or rod-shaped, motile or non-motile. Most strains can oxidize ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to...

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Amanita

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n. a genus of fungi that contains several species of poisonous toadstools, including A. phalloides (death cap), A. pantherina (panther cap), and A. muscaria (fly agaric). They...

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amomum

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(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of 90 species of Old World tropical, rhizomatous (see rhizome), aromatic herbs, whose flowers are usually borne on leafless scapes. A. aromaticum, of...

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blewit

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The common name for the fruit body of Lepista species, e.g. wood blewit is L. nuda (Tricholoma nudum), field blewit is L. saeva (Tricholoma saevum). Both species are edible.

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Bordetella

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n. a genus of tiny Gram-negative aerobic bacteria. B. pertussis causes whooping cough, and all the other species are able to break down red blood cells and cause diseases...

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Borrelia

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n. a genus of large parasitic spirochaete bacteria. Various species, transmitted by lice or ticks, cause relapsing fever; the species B. burgdorferi, transmitted by ticks,...

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Brucella

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n. a genus of Gram-negative aerobic spherical or rodlike parasitic bacteria responsible for brucellosis (undulant fever) in humans and contagious abortion in cattle, pigs,...

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cassia

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(family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinoideae)

A genus of small to medium-sized trees in which the leaves are pinnate. The flowers are slightly zygomorphic and showy. Several species...

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cell growth

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An increase in the size of a cell: it occurs during the interphase of the cell cycle, during which both the nucleus and the cytoplasm enlarge.

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Coxiella

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n. a genus of rickettsiae that cause disease in animals and humans. They are transmitted to humans by inhalation and produce disease characterized by inflammation of the lungs,...

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