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Role of Microorganisms
October 12, 2018

Role of Microorganisms

This lab activity uses a controlled experiment to demonstrate different rates of decomposition for a variety of man-made and natural materials. Microorganisms are ubiquitous in the environment, where they have a variety of essential functions. Many microbes are uniquely adapted to specific environmental niches, such as those that inhabit the Dead Sea (Halobacterium)…

Microorganisms of soil
September 27, 2018

Microorganisms of soil

As surface temperatures are expected to rise in the future, ice-rich permafrost may thaw, altering soil topography and hydrology and creating a mosaic of wet and dry soil surfaces in the Arctic. Arctic wetlands are large sources of CH4, and investigating effects of soil hydrology on CH4 fluxes is of great importance for predicting ecosystem feedback in response…

Scientists Related to Microorganisms
September 7, 2018

Scientists Related to Microorganisms

As gut bacteria garner more attention every day, scientists are starting to make forays into uncharted waters: the microbes of marine mammals. The collection of benign bacteria living within our bodies, our “microbiota, ” helps us digest food, ward off infection, and has even been linked to mood and behavior. Research on microbial communities has branched out…

Microorganisms Groups
August 23, 2018

Microorganisms Groups

Physiological groups of soil microorganisms were investigated in a forest ( Pinus pinaster Sol.) to asses their response to wildfire-induced soil changes. Microbial fluctuations were recorded 1 month and 1 year after the fire, both in the field and during controlled soil incubations. In both the burned and the unburned soil, starch-mineralizing microbes predominated…

Microorganisms Fungi
August 5, 2018

Microorganisms Fungi

Look into our eyes. Look deep into our eyes. There are no such things as molds. All molds are actually fungi. That s a bunch of fungus. This surprised us when we first learned about it. We always heard about mold in the shower or mold on the bread. Mold is actually a type of fungus. It has a shape called a zygote to be exact. While yeasts are single celled fungi…

Bear Microorganisms
June 6, 2018

Bear Microorganisms

Pandas eat almost nothing but bamboo, but find it hard to digest. Aram Williams / Alamy Giant pandas don t digest bamboo by themselves. Microorganisms in their guts may help the endangered animals to subsist on plants despite a gut that is better suited to eating meat, finds an analysis published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

Microorganisms and their Scientific Names
May 22, 2018

Microorganisms and their Scientific Names

Have you ever wondered which of the millions of bacteria are the greatest concern to humans? This list of scientific names of common bacteria provides basic information about the most common bacteria that can be harmful to humans. The Most Common Bacteria There are many types of bacteria, and scientists have spent many years culturing and studying their properties…

Useful of Microorganisms
May 19, 2018

Useful of Microorganisms

Microorganisms are always present in water, in variable quantities. They often act as natural purifiers, degrading organic waste as well as pollutants found in these natural environments. Not all water is fit to drink… Only a small percentage of the many organisms present in water can be harmful to our health. If destined for human consumption, water coming from…

Microorganisms Articles
April 7, 2018

Microorganisms Articles

The oil dispersants being used in the Gulf of Mexico spill may help destroy the oil a little faster, but their primary purpose is to alter its destination so that the oil stays in the deep ocean rather than reaching the shore. Scientists don t know much about the oil s ultimate effect in the deep water, but most agree that it will have a much larger biological…

Scientists who Invented Microorganisms
March 14, 2018

Scientists who Invented Microorganisms

Microbiologists are the scientists who study microscopic organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae, etc. and their effects on other living organisms. Microbiology, as a separate field of biology focuses on studying the characteristics, growth and development of microorganisms both at the molecular and cellular level. It also involves the study of their ecology and…

What are Examples of Microorganisms?
March 8, 2018

What are Examples of Microorganisms?

23 Reviews 22 3524 Thank you for your review (★) Micro-organisms, in relation to food, can have one of these 3 roles: Pathogenic micro-organisms can cause infections or intoxications Saprophytic micro-organism play a role in biodegradation and cause food spoilage Cultured micro-organisms like probiotic bacteria are used in food processing. Pathogenic micro-organisms…

Microorganisms Found in soil
February 6, 2018

Microorganisms Found in soil

Soil organism any organism inhabiting the during part or all of its life. Soil organisms, which in size from microscopic cells that digest organic material to small mammals that live primarily on other soil organisms, play an important role in maintaining fertility, structure, drainage, and aeration of soil. They also break down plant and tissues, releasing stored…

Microorganisms are everywhere
October 29, 2017

Microorganisms are everywhere

A microorganism (also spelled as microrganism) or microbe is an organism that is microscopic (too small to be seen by the human eye). Microorganisms are manifold. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, archaea or protists, but not viruses and prions, which are generally classified as non-living. Microorganisms live almost everywhere on Earth where there is liquid…

Are Microorganisms parasites
October 17, 2017

Are Microorganisms parasites

Diseases can be classified as genetic, metabolic, or infectious. Genetic diseases are caused by genetic defects inherited from the parents. Sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are two examples of genetic diseases. Metabolic diseases are those that may develop from the failure of normal bodily functions, but may also be inherited. Diabetes mellitus, for example…

Diseases Caused by Microorganisms
August 30, 2017

Diseases Caused by Microorganisms

Pathogens are microorganisms - such as bacteria and viruses - that cause disease. Bacteria release toxins, and viruses damage our cells. White blood cells can ingest and destroy pathogens. They can produce antibodies to destroy pathogens, and antitoxins to neutralise toxins. In vaccination pathogens are introduced into the body in a weakened form. The process…

Basic Characteristics of Microorganisms
February 26, 2015

Basic Characteristics of Microorganisms

1. Ask students what they know about bacteria. Record their responses on a piece of newsprint. Do not be surprised if they know very little about this topic, or if their only familiarity with bacteria is as the cause of illnesses like strep throat. Put away the sheet of newsprint until the end of the lesson. 2. Explain to students that they will be learning about…

Largest Microorganism
October 21, 2016

Largest Microorganism

Whether cancer cells or deep sea bacteria – the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) fills orders for bacteria, viruses and cells requested by scientists from around the world. Thanks to its consistently high standards, the DSMZ has now been awarded the seal of quality for its international quality management. Fundamentals for International…

Some Microorganisms
August 11, 2016

Some Microorganisms

Barker HA. Studies on the Methane Fermentation: VI. The Influence of Carbon Dioxide Concentration on the Rate of Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Molecular Hydrogen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1943 Jun;29(6):184–190. CHASE HH, DAVIS JB, RAYMOND RL. Mycobacterium paraffinicum n. sp., a bacterium isolated from soil. Appl Microbiol. 1956 Nov;4(6):310–315. DWORKIN M, FOSTER…

What are the uses of Microorganisms?
August 1, 2015

What are the uses of Microorganisms?

You may hear the word bacteria,and shudder, thinking of the bacteria that can cause sickness and the spread of illness. But not all bacteria is bad. In fact, some bacteria is necessary for us to live, eat, work and feel healthy. Helpful bacteria makes good use of itself in foods, in your garbage can and in your digestive system. Although bacteria generally has…

Some Useful Microorganisms
July 13, 2017

Some Useful Microorganisms

What are examples of beneficial microorganisms? Here are four useful ones employed in natural farming. Microorganisms may be beneficial or harmful. In agriculture or gardening, it is important that the farmer/hobbyist should strike a balance between these beneficial microorganisms and those which are harmful to succeed in growing crops. It will, however, be more…

What are Microorganisms?
August 3, 2014

What are Microorganisms?

A very (in)famous mathematician, Dr. Ian Malcom, Jurassic Park, once said five very insightful and philosophical words. “Life, uh…finds a way” While he was referring to breeding dinosaurs, which films have taught us is not a good idea, he was nevertheless correct in a different context. Life very often finds a way to exist in unexpected places and ways, and often…

Microorganisms in Daily Life
June 9, 2016

Microorganisms in Daily Life

Microbes in our every day life Zakaria Ahmed Microorganisms or microbes are very tiny one-celled microscopic organisms and are found everywhere in the world. They are found in all living things. There are more microbes on and inside our body than the cells. They can live in the air, on land surface and salt water environments. Some of them (pathogens) can be…

Another word for Microorganisms
May 13, 2017

Another word for Microorganisms

The exponential increase in publications reporting on the analysis of microbial communities inhabiting the human body has been accompanied by confusion in the vocabulary used to describe different aspects of these communities and their environments. In this post, I would like to try to clarify a few terms, which I think tend to be misused: Microbiome, microbiota…

Bacterial Microorganisms
April 27, 2015

Bacterial Microorganisms

Departamento de Biotecnología Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, CSIC, Darwin 3, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Academic Editor: Laurent Poirel Bacterial multidrug efflux pumps are antibiotic resistance determinants present in all microorganisms. With few exceptions, they are chromosomally encoded…

Characterization of Microorganisms
February 22, 2017

Characterization of Microorganisms

Five bacteria isolated from earthworm viscera and identified as Brevibacillus agri, Bacillus cereus , Bacillus licheniformis , and Brevibacillus parabrevis by 16S rRNA sequencing were employed in the conversion of fish wastes generated from a restaurant specializing in sliced raw fish into fertilizer. Within 120 h after inoculation of autoclaved fish waste with…

Algae Microorganism
May 24, 2015

Algae Microorganism

Algae also play an important role as the foundation for the aquatic food chain. All higher aquatic life forms depend either directly or indirectly on microscopic gardens of algae. Most unicellular algae live in water, some dwell in moist soil, and others join with fungi to form lichens. Although plants generally get the credit for producing the oxygen we breathe…

How to identify Microorganisms?
November 25, 2014

How to identify Microorganisms?

Microorganisms can’t be seen with the naked eye, so they’re identified in several indirect ways: Microscopy to identify cell shape or appearance of spores. Cells are often stained to enhance cellular features, and the properties of the cell wall are used in the classification of microorganisms. Appearance of colonies on laboratory media is a widely used method…

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