A look at bacteriology
By: Darian Peters
Bacteriology is the study of bacteria, microorganisms with a wide variety of effects, both positive ones, such as helping human digestion, and negative ones, such as causing diseases. Bacteriology can be considered a sub-discipline of microbiology and was founded by Ferdinand Cohn in the 19th...
The final battle in the war against HIV and AIDS
By: M E Skeel
There will be no final battle in the war against HIV and AIDS. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and viruses are both difficult to treat and able to evolve quickly. Antiretroviral drugs are expensive and not available to victims in...
Fungal dispersal mechanisms
By: Shawn Bailey
Fungi (plural of fungus) represents a diverse group of eukaryotic organisms that are classified under the kingdom with the same name. Some are unicellular, such as yeast, and may be considered both useful, as when used as baker's yeast, or seen as harmful, as when...
A brief introduction to virology
By: Darian Peters
Virology is the study of viruses, those troublesome microorganisms that can cause us harm as the causative agents of diseases such influenza and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). But on the flipside they also have positive uses in medicine, being used in immunisation and also in...
What are the differences structurally between a plant and animal cell?
By: Darian Peters
The cell is the fundamental structural unit in most organisms. But there are a variety of different possibilities for the particular features that are present in the cells (or perhaps single cell) of an organism. Simple prokaryotic organisms, for example, have no cell nucleus, with...
By: G E Barr
COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS OF PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLSPlants are sedentary lives and require a certain rigidity to maintain a posture of security. Therefore, plant cells have Cell Walls. Cell Walls ensure strength in the root and stem of the plant. Plant cells are very porous, allowing...
What disease does the bacteria Chlamydophila psittaci cause and how?
By: Indu Sastri
Chlamydophila psitacci is a bacterium that causes Psittacosis , commonly known as parrot fever, ornithosis or avian chlamydiosis It is aa bacterial infection that causes severe pneumonia in humans. The bacteria is transmitted from birds to humans by inhalation, contact or ingestion from pet birds or...
What disease does the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi cause and how?
By: B. Stone
Borrelia Burgdorferi was discovered in 1982 by the scientist Willy Burgdorfer. Burgdorfer isolated the spirochetes that had caused the outbreak of rheumatoid arthritis in children in 1975 in the rural community of Lyme, Connecticut. He had found the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.Burgdorferi Borrelia...
What disease does the bacteria Bordetella pertussis cause and how?
By: littlebob
Bordetella pertussis is the causative agent of the disease pertussis, better known as whooping cough. Pertussis is primarily a disease found in unimmunized children, although adults may contract the disease and subsequently spread the infection. Pertussis is a disease that carries significant morbidity and mortality...
What disease does the bacteria Campylobacter jejuni cause and how?
By: Victoria Blackburn
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis, inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in humans, known as campylobacteriosis. Ingestion of C. jejuni is rarely life threatening, but it can lead to the development of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) a few weeks after the...

 

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