Ten Biological Terms

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Ten Biological Terms

  1. Virulence - the degree or ability of a pathogenic organism to cause disease. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  2. Putative Substrate - Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  3. Cationic - referring to positively charged ions and their properties. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  4. Gene Ontology - That department of the science of metaphysics which investigates and explains the nature and essential properties and relations of all beings, as such, or the principles and causes of being. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  5. Autolysis - breakdown of whole cell or tissue by self produced enzymes. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  6. Staphylococcus aureus - genus of nonmotile gram-positive bacteria that are found in clusters and that produce important exotoxins. Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus pyogenes) is pyogenic, an opportunistic pathogen and responsible for a range of infections including severe sepsis, pneumonia, endocarditis and soft tissue infections. It has protein A on the surface of the cell wall. Coagulase production correlates with virulence: hyaluronidase, lipase and staphylokinase are released in addition to the toxins. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  7. Antimicrobia - a drug for killing microorganisms or suppressing their multiplication or growth. An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.[Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  8. Chaperones - cytoplasmic proteins of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes that bind to nascent or unfolded polypeptides and ensure correct folding or transport. Chaperone proteins do not covalently bind to their targets and do not form part of the finished product. Heat-shock proteins are an important sub set of chaperones. [Biology Online] 09 November 2011
  9. Ranalexin
  10. Vancomycin

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