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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria. For example, a bacterial lung infection.
Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC): A vector used to clone dna fragments (100- to 300-kb insert size: average, 150 kb) in escherichia coli cells. Based on naturally occurring f-factor plasmid found in the bacterium e. Coli.
Soil Conditioner: An organic material like humus or compost that helps soil absorb water, build a bacterial community, and take up mineral nutrients.
Cosmid: Artificially constructed cloning vector containing the cos gene of phage lambda. Cosmids can be packaged in lambda phage particles for infection into e. Coli: this permits cloning of larger . . . View Full Definition
Yersinia Pestis: The bacterial causative agent of Bubonic Plague. Named in honor of the discoverer Alexandre Yersin and the great pestilence (aka Black Death).
In Situ Hybridization: Use of a dna or rna probe to detect the presence of the complementary dna sequence in cloned bacterial or cultured eukaryotic cells.
Pku: Phenylketonuria, an enzyme deficiency condition characterized by the inability to convert one amino acid, phenylalanine, to another, tyrosine, resulting in mental deficiency. Plasmid double- . . . View Full Definition
Biochemical Rocks: A sedimentary rock that forms from the chemical activities of organisms. Organic (reef and fossiliferous) limestones and bacterial iron ores are examples.
Plasmid: DNA separate from the chromosomal DNA and capable of independent replication. Found naturally in many bacteria, it is typically circular and double-stranded.
Vibrio Cholera: The bacterial causative agent of cholera in humans.