(sfĭr\'o-plast)A relatively spherical cell formed by the weakening or partial removal of the rigid cell wall component (e.g., by penicillin treatment of gram-negative bacteria). Spheroplasts are usually osmotically sensitive.
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spheroplast — spheroplast. См. сферопласт. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
Spheroplast — A spheroplast is a cell from which the cell wall has been almost completely removed, as by the action of penicillin. The name stems from the fact that after a microbe s cell wall is digested, membrane tension causes the cell to acquire a… … Wikipedia
spheroplast — (AlteRNAtive spelling: sphaeroplast). A microbial or plant cell from which most of the cell wall has been removed, usually by enzymatic treatment. Strictly, in a spheroplast, some of the cell wall remains, while in a protoplast the cell wall has… … Glossary of Biotechnology
spheroplast — noun Date: circa 1920 a bacterium or yeast cell that is modified (as by enzymatic action) so that there is partial loss of the cell wall and increased osmotic sensitivity … New Collegiate Dictionary
spheroplast — Bacterium from which the cell wall has been removed but that has not lysed … Dictionary of molecular biology
spheroplast — /sfear euh plast , sfer /, n. Bacteriol. a Gram negative bacterial cell with a cell wall that has been altered or is partly missing, resulting in a spherical shape. [1915 20; SPHERO + PLAST] * * * … Universalium
spheroplast — noun A cell from which the cell wall has been removed … Wiktionary
spheroplast — A bacterial cell from which the rigid cell wall has been incompletely removed. The bacterium loses its characteristic shape and becomes round. [sphero + G. plastos, formed] * * * sphe·ro·plast sfir ə .plast, sfer n a bacterium or yeast cell that… … Medical dictionary
spheroplast — sphe·ro·plast … English syllables
spheroplast — sphe•ro•plast [[t]ˈsfɪər əˌplæst, ˈsfɛr [/t]] n. mcr a Gram negative bacterial cell with a cell wall that has been altered or is partly missing, resulting in a spherical shape • Etymology: 1958 … From formal English to slang