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hypercolonize

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hyper- +‎ colonize

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hypercolonize (third-person singular simple present hypercolonizes, present participle hypercolonizing, simple past and past participle hypercolonized)

  1. To colonize excessively
    • 2015 September 15, “dsdA Does Not Affect Colonization of the Murine Urinary Tract by Escherichia coli CFT073”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138121:
      In addition to a dsdA mutant, dsdC mutants hypercolonize relative to wild type, suggesting that there are mechanisms of D-serine dependent virulence gene expression that are independent of DsdC [31 ].

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