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Indigenous bacteria and non-indigenous bacteria

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by isabelh, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. isabelh New Member

    spanish
    ¿Alguién sabe cómo se traduce indigenous y non-indigenous cuando se hace referencia a bacterias? gracias
     
  2. Albpharma Senior Member

    Spaniard in UK
    yo usaría native bacteria pero he visto que en google hay muchas entradas con indigenous bacteria... espera a los natives ...
     
  3. Lagartija

    Lagartija Senior Member

    Western Massachusetts
    English, USA
    Either "native" or "indigenous" would describe bacteria found where the sample was taken. A scientific article would use "indigenous". That word is usually used when speaking about animals, plants or people found in a particular location (in the scientific sense).
     
  4. isabelh New Member

    spanish
    Gracias a ambos, creo que encontré los términos adecuados: bacterias autóctonas y alóctonas.
     

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