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Cryptococcus

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

(family Cryptococcaceae)

A genus of imperfect yeasts in which no mycelium is ever formed. There are many species, found in a wide range of habitats. C. neoformans can cause disease...

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Enterobacteriaceae

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

A large family of bacteria, which are Gram-negative and rod-shaped. They are chemo-organotrophic and can grow in the presence or absence of air. There are many genera, found as parasites...

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ephedra

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

(family Ephedraceae)

A genus of shrubs which have scale-like leaves and whip-like, slender green stems. They are gymnosperms, related to Gnetum, and their ovule is naked within the...

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Erysipelothrix

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

n. a genus of Gram-positive nonmotile rod-shaped bacteria with a tendency to form filaments. They are parasites of mammals, birds, and fish. E. insidiosa (formerly E....

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flavin

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A generic name for a group of light-sensitive pigments that are believed to lengthen the wavelength of light from blue to red and thus influence the action of phytochrome. Flavins are also...

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floridean starch

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The storage product found in algae of the Rhodophyta. The structure of the compound is similar to amylopectin.

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Fusobacterium

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n. a genus of Gram-negative rodlike bacteria with tapering ends. Most species are normal inhabitants of the mouth of animals and humans and produce no harmful effects, but...

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gutta-percha

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A trans‐1,4‐polyisoprene derived by coagulation of the latex of various Malayan trees of the genus Palaquium. It has a lower molecular mass than rubber and is thermoplastic.

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laminarin

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A storage product found in brown algae (Phaeophyta). It is a polysaccharide, comprising about 20 β-D-glucopyranose units linked through carbon atoms in the 1:3 position.

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Malassezia

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A genus of yeasts producing superficial infections of the skin. The species M. furfur (including P. orbiculare and P. ovale) causes pityriasis versicolor.

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