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  • noun Plural form of microbe.


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  • The emerging field of metagenomics, where the DNA of entire communities of microbes is studied simultaneously, presents the greatest opportunity -- perhaps since the invention of the microscope -- to revolutionize understanding of the microbial world, says a new report from the National Research Council.

    Science Press Releases

  • And when they transplanted the microbes from obese and thin mice into mice raised in a sterile environment, those that got microbes from the obese mice gained twice as much fat.

    Obesity linked to microbes

  • Tagging microbes is one of the functions of the complement cascsade.

    Confirmation Bias and ID

  • We are now beginning to realize that nature's best chemists could well be found within microbes themselves.

    Of Microbes, Man and Survival

  • It must however be said that many research workers find it fashionable to support the idea that the action of the organism on microbes is outside the picture of chemical phenomena strictly so-called, and is rather in the domain of the physical actions of the colloids, some of which spring from the microbes while others belong to the organism.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • Whenever the organism enjoys immunity, the introduction of infectious microbes is followed by the accumulation of mobile cells, of white corpuscles of the blood in particular which absorb the microbes and destroy them.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • The mechanism of the action of the amboceptors on microbes is not known in detail, not being manifest.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • There are many kinds of poison, and many varieties of those living poisons that we call microbes, which the placenta does not allow to pass through from the mother's blood-vessels into those of the child, and which are unable, fortunately for the child, to break down the placental resistance.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • Moreover, by depending on an element so toxic to normal life, the microbes are a living demonstration of the exotic substances that biochemistry might, at least in theory, use in other worlds.

    New Link in Chain of Life

  • I do know, however, that dental problems are usually looked at as being caused by microbes, which is how we would look at cavities as well.

    Introduction to Tibetan Medicine


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