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Microorganism Meaning
August 23, 2019

Microorganism Meaning

Microbiology studies microscopic organisms and needs ways to distinguish different types visually. Microbiologists use staining procedures that add color to different types of organisms. These stains are chemicals that are of different colors, but these chemicals do not themselves stick to the organisms. Thus, a microbiologists adds a mordant to the stain. A…

Microorganisms in water
August 2, 2019

Microorganisms in water

Typically, water suppliers add disinfectants, such as chlorine, to drinking water in an effort to help control disease-causing microbes. However, disinfection may be difficult as certain microbes are exceedingly resistant to conventional disinfection practices. Microorganisms may contaminate water through human and animal fecal waste. Adya products remove and…

Microorganisms in air
June 12, 2019

Microorganisms in air

Using computer models, researchers from labs in the UK and Switzerland (ref. 1) examined just how far bacteria of various sizes could travel. A global atmospheric circulation model was used to virtually release microbes with diameters of 9, 20, 40 and 60 μm from various places around the globe and see how far they got. Although the paper focuses more on the larger…

Four Main Groups of Microorganisms
May 31, 2019

Four Main Groups of Microorganisms

In biology, there are four distinguishable types of microorganisms. These organisms are proven to be harmful or helpful to humans, plants and animals alike. A virus (singular) or viruses (plural) are a group of sub microscopic pathogens that can only replicate inside the living cells of organisms. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants…

What is an example of a Microorganism?
May 28, 2019

What is an example of a Microorganism?

What are the skin microflora? The skin microflora are microorganisms that are resident on our skin. Microflora are frequently (and more correctly) called the skin microbiota or the skin microbiome. There are huge numbers of microorganisms — the total microbial cell count in and on our bodies is 10 times greater than the number of human cells. After the gut, there…

Origin of Microorganisms
May 13, 2019

Origin of Microorganisms

The discovery of microorganisms raised an intriguing question: Where did these microscopic forms originate? The theory of spontaneous generation suggested that organisms, such as tiny worms, can arise spontaneously from non-living material. It was completely debunked by Francesco Redi, an Italian biologist and physician, at the end of the seventeenth century…

Names of Microorganisms
May 7, 2019

Names of Microorganisms

Los Angeles: In a great news for India, scientists at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism—a form of a bacteria—has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth! Researchers at the Jet Propulsion…

Table of Microorganisms
May 1, 2019

Table of Microorganisms

Yeasts are unicellular eukaryotic microorganisms isolated from many foods, and are commonly found in table olive processing where they can play a double role. On one hand, these microorganisms can produce spoilage of fruits due to the production of bad odours and flavours, the accumulation of CO2 leading to swollen containers, the clouding of brines, the softening…

Species of Microorganisms
April 22, 2019

Species of Microorganisms

Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion microbial species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, a new study suggests. To come up with the estimate, researchers combined microbial, plant, and animal community datasets from government, academic, and citizen science sources. Altogether, these data represent more than 5.6 million microscopic and nonmicroscopic…

Eukaryotic Microorganisms
March 8, 2019

Eukaryotic Microorganisms

Comparative genomics is a rapidly developing field. Europe has been at the forefront of eukaryotic microbial genome sequencing and the analysis and comparison of these genomes. The first eukaryote sequenced, the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , laid the foundation for the post-genomic era where we are dealing with this wealth of information. Many of the…

Six Major Groups of Microorganisms
March 2, 2019

Six Major Groups of Microorganisms

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of your large intestine there is a community of microbes that help you digest food, fight off harmful pathogens, and which may even affect your mood and emotions. Now, a new study suggests that this intimate relationship between our microbes and ourselves is older than the human species itself. In a paper published Thursday in Science…

Diagrams of Microorganisms
February 21, 2019

Diagrams of Microorganisms

There are too many microorganisms to remember therefore they need to be separated into groups with similar features. Microbiologists use a number of terms to describe the different appearances of bacteria; Gram-positive or Gram-negative, coccus or bacillus etc. For example, the Microbiologist might telephone with a result, saying “the cause is a Gram-negative…

Factors Influencing growth of Microorganisms
February 18, 2019

Factors Influencing growth of Microorganisms

Microorganisms are similar to more complex organisms in that they need a variety of materials from their environment to function and accomplish two primary goals-supply enough energy to manage their processes and extract building blocks to repair themselves or procreate. In addition to what they take in, microorganisms also thrive in particular environments…

Useful Microorganisms Information
January 31, 2019

Useful Microorganisms Information

Bacteria are found in every living habitat on earth and play an essential role with regards to composting. In fact, without compost bacteria, there would be no compost, or life on planet earth for that matter. Beneficial bacteria found in garden compost are the garbage men of the earth, cleaning up trash and creating a useful product. Bacteria are able to survive…

Microorganisms Algae
December 14, 2018

Microorganisms Algae

Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is the Senior Assistant Professor in Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his postgraduate education in Botany in 2 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined the International Centre for…

Microorganisms Cause Disease
November 11, 2018

Microorganisms Cause Disease

Learning Objectives Summarize Koch’s postulates and molecular Koch’s postulates, respectively, and explain their significance and limitations Explain the concept of pathogenicity (virulence) in terms of infectious and lethal dose Distinguish between primary and opportunistic pathogens and identify specific examples of each Summarize the stages of pathogenesis…

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…

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