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Related to Bacteroids: Bacteroides fragilis, Fusobacterium
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Synonyms for bacteroid

a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)

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resembling bacteria

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documented the second case when they performed a prospective investigation of the incidence of Bacteroids fragilis and Clostridium difficile in tissue of appendectomies using ELISA to detect toxins A and B.
According this study, a strong relationship was also found between prevalent disease and elevated antibody levels to Bacteroids forsythus among individuals with greater evidence of depression.
Within the individual root cells, the bacteria become devoid of a cell wall and become bacteroids, which develop the nitrogenase enzyme and fix atmospheric nitrogen.
When preparations of nodule tissue were observed under the scanning electron microscope, it was evident that bacteroids from effective nodules were more visible and abundant inside peribacteroid membranes than those found in tissue preparations from ineffective nodules.
Factors influencing the synthesis of polysaccharide by Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteroids in field-grown soybean nodules.