Usage examples for bacteria

  1. There is, therefore, ground for believing that occasional contamination of food may be brought about by bacteria of this group derived from human sources. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  2. The foreign bacteria were already at work on totally unresisting tissue. – The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell
  3. Naturally such announcements must be accepted with great caution, for while there is no reason why this may not be true, it is much more probable that definite evidence of the effects of bacteria on plants should be found than that these simple, single- celled organisms should themselves have been detected. – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  4. In August, 1918, he had discovered a toxic product of extraordinary virulence, not a gas, but a tasteless and odorless liquid containing harmful bacteria. – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  5. Bacteria also work in the waste and contribute to its enrichment. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  6. It is probable that these spots are caused as much by mold as by bacteria, but for practical purposes the distinction is immaterial. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  7. Some of these substances are harmless, while some contain disease bacteria and are dangerous. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  8. One of the lads produced from his pocket a small knife; but, suspecting from the appearance of the blade the presence of lurking bacteria, I used the axe. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  9. The inability of bacteria, by themselves, to create diseases is further confirmed by the well- known facts of natural immunity to specific infection or contagion. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. Where there are no bacteria, the plants turn yellow and die. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  11. They exhibited some curiosity and the plumber explained briefly about the bacteria and its action. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  12. Here we are creating a culture for war bacteria. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  13. Another source of nitrogen is the action of certain bacteria, that make little sacs on the rootlets and, living on the juices of the plants, fix the nitrogen of the air, and thus fertilize the soil; especially on plants of the leguminous family, as peas, beans, and clover. – The Apple by Various