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a protein complex in the membrane of halobacteria that conducts a unique form of photosynthesis, employing the light-sensitive pigment retinal rather than the chlorophyll used by all other known photosynthetic organisms.


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    the examination of bacteria with a microscope.

  • Bacteriosis

    bacteriosis bacteriosis bac·te·ri·o·sis (bāk-tēr’ē-ō’sĭs) n. An infection caused by bacteria. Historical Examples The walnut blight or bacteriosis is therefore to be figured with in planting the Persian walnut in the East. Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting Various Mr. McMurren has been saying a few words about bacteriosis […]

  • Bacteriostasis

    the prevention of the further growth of bacteria. noun (pl) -stases (-ˈsteɪsiːz; -ˈstæsiːz) inhibition of the growth and reproduction of bacteria, esp by the action of a chemical agent

  • Bacteriostat

    a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria. noun any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them bacteriostat bac·te·ri·o·stat (bāk-tēr’ē-ə-stāt’) n. An agent, such as a chemical, that inhibits bacterial growth.

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