Initially identified with herpes, the microbe is now thought to cause various malignant tumors as well as a form of lymphoma.
You have to have the microbe , the bacteria get into you somehow, either through the skin, through the stomach or breathe it in through the air.
Once the bacterium is within the macrophage, the macrophage's bactericidal mechanisms destroy the microbe .
A virus is a parasite, which needs a host cell to live in, and a microbe is a bacterium, which is a living cell in its own right.
Then there was the popular microbe theory, wherein a living microbe or bacillus caused baldness.
E. coli is similar in size to the Legionnella pneumophila bacterium and so acted as a model microbe for their proof of principle experiments.
The microbe is unusual in that most other bacteria in the same family are harmless to humans.
They will tend to wipe out the entire population, which, unfortunately from the point of the microbe causing the disease, wipes the microbe out as well.
When a worm dines on one of these microbial strains, the microbe 's RNA is freed to turn off the corresponding worm gene.
The approach starts with a weakened version of a microbe called an adenovirus.