The yeast fires off signals that trick the bacterium into slashing production of one of its armaments - a reactive chemical called pyocyanin, which makes life particularly uncomfortable for the yeast. From Wordnik.com. [New Scientist - Online News] Reference
Pontiac fever Facultative intracellular L. pneumophila flea Bubonic plague Septicemic plague Pneumonic plague V and W Ag coagulase Y. pestis Water aerosols, raw vegetables, flowers Resistant to chem. agents, antibiotics; Oxidase + NONFERMENTING Bluish green pigment-pyocyanin Grape-like odor Obligate aerobe Nosocomial infection Burns, Immunocompromised (eg., cystic fibrosis), 'hot tub folliculitis' Echtyma gangrenosum Exotoxin - (target: liver). From Wordnik.com. [Recently Uploaded Slideshows] Reference
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