virulence


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Small wonder that he had accumulated such a virulence and variety of fevers, he thought, as he recalled that sleepless night of torment, when the throb of his wounds was as nothing compared with the myriad stings of the mosquitoes.
The ill-will of Miss Knag had lost nothing of its virulence in the interval.
It's true that you will find people who'll tell you that this terrific virulence in breaking through all established things, is altogether the fault of men.
Rose had neither the discrimination nor the virulence to regard the little demon as I did, and they still preserved their former intimacy.
The virulence of this poison may be judged of from the fact that in half a minute I opened the mesh, and found a large wasp quite lifeless.
He will probably be horrified to hear that men can detest each other as cordially in khaki as in any other wear, and with a virulence seldom inspired by the bearded dead-shot in the opposite trench.
A general sentiment of pity overcame the virulence of religious hatred.
They have the propensity to both acquire and spread genes responsible for drug resistance as well as they produce an array of other virulence factors, which are associated with disease causation.
This shift from commensal to pathogenic state is dependent on several virulence factors.
Providing a complete course of instruction, "Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria" is an ideal textbook for agricultural studies students and a deftly organized and presented reference guide for agricultural pathology researchers.
All genes that encode for virulence associated factors that allow the pathogen to establish infection in the host are defined as virulence genes.