The Role of Microorganism...

  • posted Date:2017 Sep, 15

OverviewBlue-green algae of the genus Spirulina have been harvested from ponds and eaten for centuries by the ancient Az...

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The Role of Microorganism...

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OverviewPlant life, our basic food supply, is dependent upon the trillions and trillions of microbes that exist in the s...

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Microorganisms Causing Fo...

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OverviewThree species of bacteria cause food poisoning via preformed toxin: Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus...

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Evolution of Plants: The...

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OverviewFor at least 400 million years before humans appeared on earth, plants were producing food consisting of leaves,...

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Evolution of Microorganis...

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OverviewMicroorganisms came into being on earth over a period of about 1.2 to 1.5 billion years. Fossil microbes have be...

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Bacteria

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OverviewBacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that exist all around you and inside you. Although they can ca...

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Club Fungi: Mushrooms, Ru...

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OverviewMushrooms, toadstools, bracket fungi, shelf fungi, puffballs and other various parasites such as rust and smuts...

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Molds

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OverviewMolds are probably the best known of the microorganisms. They are widely distributed in nature and grow under a...

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Classification of Viruses

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IntroductionIn 1962, Lwoff, Horne and Tournier proposed a classification system in which viruses were grouped by shared...

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Zygomycota: The Conjugati...

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IntroductionThe Zygomycota, or conjugation fungi, include molds, such as those that invade breads and other food product...

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Ascomycota

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IntroductionThe Ascomycota are morphologically diverse. The group includes organisms from unicellular yeasts to complex...

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Basidiomycota

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The Club Fungi IntroductionThe division of fungi known as the club fungi, Basidiomycota, includes some of the most famil...

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Fungi

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IntroductionThe Kingdom Fungi includes eukaryotic, generally multicellular organisms with an unusual form of multicellul...

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Slime Molds

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IntroductionThe slime molds warrant their own classification within Protista because of their unusual morphology. At som...

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Protozoa

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IntroductionProtozoa are the animal-like protists. These unicellular eukaryotes lack cell walls. They are heterotrophic...

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Algae

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IntroductionAlgaes are difficult to define. Some classify the group as all eukaryotic photosynthesizing microorganisms....

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Protista

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IntroductionThe Kingdom Protista includes several phylogenetically distinct groups, associated together because they are...

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Archaebacteria

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OverviewThe name "archaebacteria," with its prefix meaning "ancient," suggests that this is an extremely old group. The...

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Eubacteria

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IntroductionEubacteria, also known as the true bacteria, have a bad reputation. They are seen as disease causing agents....

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Monera

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IntroductionThe Kingdom Monera consists of all prokaryotes, that is, unicellular organisms that lack nuclear membranes....

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Introduction to Microorga...

  • posted Date:2017 Sep, 15

IntroductionMicroorganisms are organisms (forms of life) requiring magnification to see and resolve their structures. "M...

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