As an adult, Jonah is drawn to study extremophiles, microorganisms that flourish in intense climates.
“I was fascinated by the role of microorganisms in allowing life on Earth to exist,” she says.
All such very small plants and animals are known as microorganisms.
The virulence is not great enough to kill a sufficiently high percentage of rats that eat food containing the microorganisms.
Phagocytosis: the destruction or devouring of bacteria or other microorganisms by phagocytes.
The passage of microorganisms through the digestive tract of Blaberus craniifer mounted under controlled conditions.
The destructive effect of microorganisms both in the interior of the cheese and upon its surface is rapid.
It exerts an inhibitive action upon the growth of microorganisms, but irritates the tissues.
Some microorganisms are transmitted directly from one animal to another, and the diseases produced may be called contagious.
When the infected egg is eaten raw the microorganisms, if present, are communicated to man and may cause disease.
microorganism mi·cro·or·gan·ism (mī'krō-ôr'gə-nĭz'əm)
An organism of microscopic or submicroscopic size, especially a bacterium or protozoan.
An organism that can be seen only with the aid of a microscope and that typically consists of only a single cell. Microorganisms include bacteria, protozoans, and certain algae and fungi. See Note at germ.