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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…

Fungi Microorganisms
April 3, 2016

Fungi Microorganisms

Home» Resources » Collections » ICMP Culture Collection Major international collection of living cultures for plant associated bacteria sourced globally, and of fungi from New Zealand and South Pacific. ICMP is an international, publicly available collection of live cultures of fungi and plant–associated bacteria. It has major, worldwide collections of plant…

Any Disease Causing Microorganism
July 6, 2016

Any Disease Causing Microorganism

Foodborne illness is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different disease-causing microbes or pathogens can contaminate foods, so there are many different types of foodborne illnesses. Most foodborne diseases are infections caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Other diseases are poisonings caused by harmful toxins or…

What are Some Examples of Microorganisms?
March 3, 2017

What are Some Examples of Microorganisms?

The Longitude Prize aims to tackle growing levels of antimicrobial resistance, but what exactly are we up against? The global problem of antibiotic resistance is fast becoming one of the major scientific issues of modern times. The development of new antibiotics is slow and difficult work but bacterial resistance is decreasing our arsenal of existing drugs posing…

When were Microorganisms Discovered
March 6, 2017

When were Microorganisms Discovered

Discovery expands the tree of life Researchers have discovered that previously unidentified microorganisms have a genetic element that enables them to self-mutate. What s more, these organisms are so plentiful they dramatically expand the diversity of the tree of life. This discovery reveals how rapid evolution happens in some of Earth s smallest and most common…

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