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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…

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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