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  • Torulopsis glabrata

    A type of imperfect fungi that shares morphological similarities with Cryptococcus but lacks a capsule. These fungi are typically found as part of the natural microbial community in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract.  

  • Streptococcus thermophilus

    A type of bacteria from the viridans group that displays α-hemolysis and is commonly found in milk and dairy products.  

  • Rhodotorula rubra

    A type of imperfect yeast that commonly resides on the skin but seldom leads to opportunistic infections in humans.  

  • Rhinoconjunctivitis

    Inflammation of the nasal and ocular mucus membranes.  

  • Polyamine

    A compound that contains two or more amine groups; polyamines are low molecular weight cations produced within cells, serving as intermediates for protein synthesis.  

  • Phorbol ester

    An ester derived from a polycyclic alcohol, structurally akin to diacylglycerol, capable of activating protein kinase C. These compounds are utilized in research to amplify the induction of mutagenesis or tumors by carcinogens.  

  • Peptostreptococcus productus

    A gram-positive, strictly anaerobic, chemo-organotrophic bacterium with spherical cells that form chains. This bacterium is commonly isolated from gangrene and pelvic abscesses, and can also be found in blood and urine samples.  

  • Pancreatectomized

    The surgical procedure for removing the pancreas gland.  

  • Mutagenicity

    The ability to cause or induce mutations.  

  • Micrococcus luteus

    A small, spherical, gram-positive, aerobic bacterium, typically found in irregular clusters. This saprophytic and non-pathogenic microorganism is commonly present in soil, water, dust, and dairy products.  

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