Usage examples for bacteria

  1. " Heat develops bacteria, a tiny germ, which grows so rapidly in a short time, that millions are produced. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. Bacteria also work in the waste and contribute to its enrichment. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  3. 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
  4. If soil is used it should be drilled in or spread on a cloudy day to prevent the destructive action of the sun's rays on the exposed minute forms of plant life we call bacteria. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  5. 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
  6. Some of these substances are harmless, while some contain disease bacteria and are dangerous. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  7. " An' haven't I been keeping swarms of those very same bacteria under close observation for Sebastian for seven weeks past? – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  8. Here we are creating a culture for war bacteria. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  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. When the cultivator breaks up the crust the heat from the sun draws up the moisture from below, and you are therefore watering your corn, and what is more, you are breeding bacteria so as to supply food for the plants." – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  11. There is a third class of infectious diseases, the specific bacteria of which are transmitted from one animal to another, as with the contagious diseases, but the bacteria may, under certain favorable conditions, find food enough in the soil and in the surroundings of animals to multiply to some extent after they have left the sick animal and before they gain entrance into a healthy one. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. 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
  13. The foreign bacteria were already at work on totally unresisting tissue. – The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. These constitute a type of bacteria which are distinctly beneficial and essential to human life since they make possible the growth of larger plants that serve as human food. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  19. Where there are no bacteria, the plants turn yellow and die. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee