Table 1

Terms used to describe “vitality states” of microorganisms (from[8])
Acclimation [30] “Quiescent cells” [17]
Active microbes [20] Resuscitation [3,4,15,24,28-31]
Alive, “aliveness” [15] “Shut down cells”, “shut down state” [17]
“Anabiotic (dormant) state” [15] Somnicells [8,11,30]
“Bags of enzymes” [4,12] Starvation [10,17,29]
Cryptic growth [24,26,27,29] – “True starvation” [15]
Culturable, culturability [4,10,11,31] “Substrate accelerated death”, “substrate
– Nonculturable, nonculturability [22,24] Accelerated stress” [6,15,26,29,31,33]
Debilitation [9] Survival [5,11,20,22,29]
Dead, death [3,4,9,11,15,16,20,26],[29] – “Survivability” [3]
– “Death phase” [15,29] – “Stasis survival” [25]
“Die-off” [31] Viable [3,10,15,16,18,30,31]
Direct viable count (DVC), DVC method [3,4,10,15,18,29-31,34] – Non viable [3,15,16,20]
Viability [3,4,6,9,12,13,15,16],[19,22,23,26,29]
Dormant, dormancy [11,12,15,20,23,28-30,32] – “Apparent viability” [6,15]
– “Progressive dormancy” [1,30] – “Reproductive viability” [23]
– “Vegetative dormancy” [15] – “True viability” [6]
Dwarf cells, inactive dwarfs, ultramicrobacteria [6,14,15,29,32] “Viable but nonculturable” (VBNC) [3,4,8,10,12,15,16,21],[22]
Growth arrest [25] – VBNC hypothesis [2-4,7]
“Killer phenotype” [15] – VBNC state [3,4,10,22,24,29,31,33],[34]
Lysis [20] – “Viable but nonrecoverable” [31]
Moribund cells [29] – “Non-viable but resuscitable” [16]
'Nonplateable" [24] – “Unculturable but viable” [28]
Protistan grazing [11] Vital, vitality [15,16,26]
“Pseudosenescent” [29] Viviform [11,30]
References:
1BARCINA et al. 1989 [24] 18KOGURE et al. 1979 [40]
2BARER et al. 1993 [25] 19KORBER et al. 1996 [41]
3BOGOSIAN et al. 1996 [26] 20MASON et al. 1986 [1]
4BOGOSIAN et al. 1998 [27] 21MCKAY 1992[42]
5BOWDEN & HAMILTON 1998 [28] 22MORGAN et al. 1993 [43]
6BUTTON et al. 1993 [29] 23NEBE-VON CARON et al. 1998 [44]
7COLWELL 1993[30] 24NILSSON et al. 1991 [45]
8COLWELL et al. 1985[31] 25NYSTRöM 1995[46]
9DAWE & PENROSE 1978[32] 26POSTGATE 1977[47]
10DUNCAN et al. 1994[33] 27POSTGATE & HUNTER 1962[48]
11GONZáLES et al. 1992[34] 28ROSE et al. 1990 [49]
12GRIBBON & BARER 1995 [35] 29ROSZAK & COLWELL 1987a [2]
13HöFLE 1983[36] 30ROSZAK & COLWELL 1987b [50]
14HOOD et al. 1987 [37] 31ROSZAK et al. 1984 [51]
15KAPRELYANTS et al. 1993 [4] 32STEVENSON 1978[52]
16KELL et al. 1991 [38] 33WHITESIDES & OLIVER 1997[53]
17KOCH 1996 [39] 34WILSON & LINDOW 1992 [54]

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