By: Virginia Gaces
As you go about with the hurly-burly of your daily existence, you are unaware that scientists are racing against time to discover a cure for AIDS and a way to solve the problems that disease microbes bring to humans; an example is the AIDS virus...
A look at algae's symbiotic relationships
By: Megan Worley
Although most algae are free living, some instead form symbiotic relationships with other organisms. A symbiotic relationship is one in which two unrelated, or very distantly related, species form an intimate associated the mutually benefits both organisms. Organisms that are in a symbiotic relationship usually...
The importance of microorganisms in the Earth's ecosystems
By: Adewale Olowode
Microorganism, be it alga, protozoan, fungus, bacterium or virus represents a very significant member of the world's biomes. Biomes group ecosystem(consisting of both living and non-living factors) according to similarity in climates and inhabitation by particular plants and animals. A whole lot of lifeforms are...
A look at microbial physiology
By: M E Skeel
Physiology is the study of how organisms function within the limits of their anatomy. In multicellular organisms, physiology is the study of organ systems and how they work. In microorganisms, it is the study of biochemistry, for these simple life forms operate primarily at a...
The scientist's role in fighting disease microbes
By: Effie Moore Salem
A good scientist will seek out the offending varmints that cause humaity to suffer the agonies of disease and squash them. He is ever vigilant in delving into the causes of diseases and in making known his discoveries, and is fair in his dealings with...
Photosynthesis in common single-celled algae
By: M E Skeel
One of the most important steps in the evolution of life on earth was the development of the process of photosynthesis: the ability to use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar. Prior to this, single celled organisms got their energy from external...
By: M E Skeel
I would like to begin this article by paying tribute to all the healers down through the ages who tried their best to help the sick without knowing what actually caused disease. They didn't know about microorganisms, but they still found ways to ease the...
By: Nancy Houser
Considered a research group of Gram-positive studies, microbial physiology involves microbial function and biology. Simply put, its aims are the "structure-function" relationships of microorganisms, focusing heavily on how the microbes respond to changes within their environment. Research in microbial physiology methods is similar to research...
By: Darian Peters
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, microscopic algae, and viruses. It is about all of those tiny entities that can cause so much trouble to us in the form of disease but can also do so much good work in...
The importance of microorganisms in the Earth's ecosystems
By: M E Skeel
How important are microorganisms in the Earth's ecosystems? They are vital. Without microorganisms, the ecosystems of the world would collapse and die. First, they would be swamped in dead bodies or "knee-deep in dead elephants" as one witty microbiologist once told me, when emphasising the...

 

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