Definition of endospore in English:
1A resistant asexual spore that develops inside some bacteria cells.
- The use of physical or chemical means to destroy all microbial life including highly resistant bacterial endospores.
- We have directly visualized high-resolution native structures of bacterial endospores, including the exosporium and spore coats of four Bacillus species in air and water environments.
- Only a few genera of bacteria such as Bacillus and Clostridium are capable of forming endospores.
Definition of endospore in:
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