Fungal dispersal mechanisms
By: M E Skeel
Fungi move mainly by growing. The cells in fungal hyphae divide and grow and this stretches the hyphal threads out into the soil or whatever substrates the fungi are using. This is a good strategy for reaching nearby food sources but for long distance dispersal...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Anyone who has left sour cream or cottage cheese in the refrigerator too long can attest to the speed with which bacteria can grow. It seems that a colony of green, fuzzy gunk can appear overnight, spoiling your attempt to make your favorite dip at...
Fungal dispersal mechanisms
By: Barbara Stanley
By what means do fungi travel? Many fungal colonies begin as spores that are carried on the wind, making them a source of allergies every year. Once they find hospitable environments in which to grow, they settle down. If nutrients are available and the temperature...
By: Cicely Richard
Bacteriology is one of the many branches that fall under the blanket study of microbiology. This limb of microbiology specifically studies bacteria and their connection to other fields such as medicine, industry and agriculture. Like most areas of science, analyzing the relationship between bacteria and...
A look at bacteriology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Bacteriology is the study of bacteria, how it causes disease, how it help the body, and how to use the knowledge to better humanity. The study of bacteria has come a long way since these microorganisms were first discovered in 1674 by Antony Van Leeuwenhoek...
By: Virginia Gaces
One theory of the evolution of microorganisms on earth is the Microevolution. It is believed that single- celled organisms began to mutate and undergo gene alteration to form other organisms. This gene alteration and mutation occurred because of the action of certain chemicals and radiation...
A look at algae's symbiotic relationships
By: Anne StClair
Algae are aquatic organisms that produce their own food from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, through photosynthesis. They range in size from microscopic single-celled algae to the giant kelp, which can grow to over 60 m (200 ft) long. Most live free and independent lives...
By: Janet Grischy
Algae are not quite plants. They use photosynthesis to make food from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, the way plants do, and they use the same organelle to do it, the chloroplast. However, algae are simpler than plants. They are mostly single celled, though they...
By: Virginia Gaces
For billion of years the earth existed without any life form. It was only after several billion years more that the first bacteria appeared in the form of archaeans and cyanobacteria. In a later date, humans (Homo sapiens) came to existence when the earth had...
By: Cicely Richard
In general, microbiology is the study of microorganisms, living things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Some of these microbes include fungi, protists and bacteria. A number of sub branches of study are included in this general term, including virology, mycology, and parasitology...

 

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