from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To produce or release spores.
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- v. To produce spores
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form spores.
- To convert into spores.
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- v. convert into spores
- v. produce spores
Anthrax, as found naturally in the wild, does not compete well with putrefaction bacteria, so after killing an animal, its real success lies in its ability to sporulate quickly and remain in the soil for long periods of time.
I am soon to divide and sporulate; that is the system by which I reproduce, and I have little control over it.
To sporulate is to create an oval body that has all the basic ingredients of the vegetative bacterium.
The life-history of all of these is very similar, the principal difference being in the length of time it takes them to sporulate.
Another thing that indicated that this sexual generation must take place outside the body of the vertebrate host was the fact that the investigators found that the parasites in certain of the cells did not sporulate as did the others.
Fungus diseases overwinter on fallen leaves and sporulate to reinfect their plant hosts in spring.
And that way, you keep the ant in that location for a long time because it takes the fungus several days, you know, to grow out and sporulate.
I agree with you John, Salmonella does not sporulate and therefore it is killed when cooked.
Δbud23:: kanMX4 strain was crossed with an rps15-1 strain, and the resulting diploid was set to sporulate.
So what that means is that you shut down toxin production and the ability of the bacteria to sporulate.