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monobacterial

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mono- +‎ bacterial

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monobacterial (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a single kind of bacterium.
    • 2015 December 1, “Polymicrobial Oral Infection with Four Periodontal Bacteria Orchestrates a Distinct Inflammatory Response and Atherosclerosis in ApoE null Mice”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0143291:
      We have demonstrated that the immune response to polybacterial infection with 4 bacteria differs significantly from monobacterial infections, and highlights the importance of studying the effects of polybacterial infections.