Infectious Agent

  • (noun): An agent capable of producing infection.
    Synonyms: infective agent

Some articles on infectious, infectious agent, infectious agents, agent:

Artificial Induction Of Immunity - Germ Theory
... of spontaneous generation and from which he derived the modern germ theory of (infectious) disease ... cause specific diseases, Pasteur isolated the infectious agent from anthrax ... He then derived a vaccine by altering the infectious agent so as to make it harmless and then introducing this inactivated form of the infectious agents into farm animals ...
Tobacco Mosaic Virus - History
... first concrete evidence for the existence of a non-bacterial infectious agent, showing that infected sap remained infectious even after filtering through finest ... of the affected tobacco plants and argued the connection between these inclusions and the infectious agent ... repeated failures to produce evidence, that the causal agent was an unculturable bacterium, too small to be retained on the employed Chamberland filters and to be detected in the light microscope ...

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