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A type of Gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that can form an endospore and is widely found in water and soil. There are over 200 different species of Bacillus.
A visible mass of microorganisms all originating from a single mother cell. CFU is used to estimate the number of viable bacteria in a sample by counting colonies.
When a spore returns to a vegetative or active state.
A commonly used classification that broadly groups bacteria based on their cell wall components.
The variability among living organisms that cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Typically, diversity is a measure of variation at the genetic, species and ecosystem level.
A general term denoting the biological process of generating a protein that can serve a specific function.
The composition of all the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) that live in or on a given environment (e.g. human microbiome, home microbiome).
A dormant, stress tolerant, form that helps certain bacteria survive adverse conditions.
A subtype of a microorganism (e.g. bacterial species) which typically varies based on genetic traits.
Naturally occurring microorganism isolated from the environment that is distinct from a laboratory derived mutant or a genetically modified type.