Definition of Bacteriocin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a class of antibiotic toxins, produced by some bacteria, that target closely related bacteria ¹



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Definition of Bacteriocin

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Medical Definition of Bacteriocin

1. A substance that certain bacteria can release which kills closely-related strains of other bacteria, but without rupturing their cell membranes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacteriocin

bactericidins
bacterid
bacteriemia
bacterin
bacterins
bacterio-
bacterioagglutinin
bacteriochlorin
bacteriochlorophyll
bacteriochlorophyll a synthase
bacteriochlorophylls
bacteriocidal
bacteriocide
bacteriocidic
bacteriocidin
bacteriocin (current term)
bacteriocin factors
bacteriocinogen
bacteriocinogenic plasmids
bacteriocinogens
bacteriocins
bacterioclasis
bacteriocyte
bacteriocytes
bacterioferritin
bacterioferritins
bacteriofluorescin
bacteriogenic
bacteriogenic agglutination
bacteriogenous

Literary usage of Bacteriocin

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1. Biotechnology: Building on Farmers' Knowledge by Joske F. G. Bunders, Bertus Haverkort, Wim Hiemstra (1996)
"The transfer of genes encoding bacteriocin production to microbial starter cultures can improve the safety of fermented foods by inhibiting the growth of ..."

2. Biotechnology: Commercialization and Economic Aspects: Bibliography, Jan by Kim Guenther (1996)
"The bacteriocin could replace antibiotic usage, a desirable goal in the opinion of many, and the vaccine promises to immunize cows against mastitis very ..."

3. Assessing Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Improving Approaches and Methods by World Health Organization (2003)
"bacteriocin typing is based on the production of. or susceptibility to. various bacteriocins (compounds produced by bacteria that inhibit the growth of ..."

4. Biotechnology for Clean Industrial Products and Processes: Towards by OECD Staff, OECD., OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Oecd (1998)
"The most desirable situation involves the use of bacteriocin-producing cultures in situ for fermented foods (like ..."

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