maltophilia in products of this type, especially if subject to temperature abuse, are unknown, but in the domestic setting, numbers of the bacterium
may increase before use.
Ironically, the enzyme is made by a virus: a smaller, simpler microbe than a bacterium
They are continuing to describe not only how the microbe synthesizes that reinforced cell wall, but also other ways in which the bacterium
fends off drugs.
Some manufacturers, including Dannon and Yoplait--the two largest--are now adding another bacterium
, Lactobacillus acidophilus, to their yogurts.
A similar study showed that copper is equally effective at eliminating Listeria monocytogenes -- a bacterium
that originates in soil and water and is spread during food handling.
To investigate how one human-gut bacterium
interacts with the most common human-gut archaeon, microbiologists Jeffrey I.
But with each duplication, there's a chance of a mutation--a slight copying error that will give one daughter bacterium
a new trait.
Chances are that sometime during the past 24 months, your body was invaded by a bacterium
or virus that had taken up residence in a food you ate.
By using saliva or stool samples, this process could identify an infection as much as 10 months before the bacterium
could be found in blood samples and well before symptoms begin.
Normally, an encounter with a pathogenic virus or bacterium
prompts these components, helper T cells, to ooze proteins that alert other immune cells to work together to vanquish the intruders.
are slow-growing and can take longer than fourteen weeks to culture using the current accepted media.
The scientists are working with a strain of the bacterium
that doesn't make people sick.
A bacterial species that typically colonizes people's noses may win out over another bacterium
by tattling to the human immune system, a new study suggests.
If you do the math, 39,000 lives have been lost since 1983 due to this bacterium
Once a bacterium
develops drug resistance, a genetic element that's common in bacteria enables the newfound invulnerability to rapidly spread to other bacteria--even beyond the original species.