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any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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Next generation sequencing (NGS) has been effectively implemented in the diagnosis of cancers and genetic disorders, including neonatal testing, but it is much easier to evaluate the human genome alone as opposed to more than 19,000 known pathogen genomes.
Potential mechanisms for root pathogen protection by AM fungi include reduced availability of infection sites on roots, induction of host resistance through such mechanisms as increased chitinase activity or cell wall lignification, changes in root morphology, alteration of the host rhizosphere, and competition for plant photosynthates (for reviews see Azcon-Aguilar and Barea, 1996; Whipps, 2004), and the mechanism is likely to differ among AM fungal species (Wehner et al, 2010).
This book reviews key aspects of the surveillance, analysis and spread of foodborne pathogens at different stages of industrial food production and processing.
Diseases of humans and their domestic mammals: pathogen characteristics, host range and the risk of emergence.
So, for the rare times when unwanted microbes make their way onto a farmer's crop, researchers are exploring new strategies and technologies to destroy these pathogens and to keep produce--and its consumers--healthy.
Preterm birth occurred in 30% of those with both factors, compared with 8% in those with only vaginal bleeding, 9% of those with only oral pathogen exposure, and 6% of those with neither.
Samples of each patient's dental plaque were taken upon admission; 28 had respiratory pathogens in their plaque and the rest did not.
Eradication of the offending pathogen can be either documented or presumed.
A useful approach may involve the use of an expression library, whereby the genome of a pathogen is fragmented and the pieces of DNA captured to create a pathogen library that represents most of the T cell epitopes that exist for that pathogen.
The historic 1906 Meat Inspection Act, for example, required food inspectors to "poke and sniff" animals and carcasses to make sure they weren't infected--not a very good way to detect invisible pathogens.
Pathogen reduction has been the primary focus of numerous regulatory initiatives starting with the USDA's implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) in 1998.
sharps disposal containers, self and sheathing needles) that isolate or remove the bloodborne pathogen risk from the workplace.
Most methods used in pathogen detection are not 100 percent efficient, and concentrations are always underestimated.
This is virtually an all-or-none affair in which a plant that is resistant to one pathogen race may be totally susceptible to a different race.
Chapters in this section cover pathogen detection, microbial modelling the risk assessment procedure, pathogen control in primary production, hygienic design and sanitation, among other topics.