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a propagative part of a plant

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a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion

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"These spore formers tend to withstand high radiation and also produce some useful compounds protein wise which will be helpful for biotechnology applications," Venkateswaran said.
The existence of any vegetative pathogen implies post pasteurization contamination but spore formers are likely to enter through raw milk.
From these samples, 470 colonies showed Bacillus like morphology, of which 74 colonies were spore formers and Gram-positive.
The researchers calculated thermal death time values on the heat-resistant spore formers in the rendering materials.
In 1878, Steinberg showed that pathogenic bacteria (vegetative or non-spore forming cells) were killed in 10 minutes at a relatively benign temperature of 62C to 70C (143.6F to 158F), whereas spore formers required 5 minutes exposure to moist heat at 100C (212F).