The different kinds of bacteria
By: Gioia Degenaars
There are two major domains of bacteria: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria. Archaebacteria are an older, more ancient form of bacteria that have adapted to survive some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Eubacteria evolved from Archaebacteria. They are found just about everywhere except for harsh environments...
By: Evelyn Berger
In the summer of 2007, 11-year old Steve Sellars went swimming in Orlando’s Lake Jessamine. A few days later he fell sick. His symptoms were flu-like at first, but over the next few days he developed hallucinations, ataxia and seizures. His parents rushed him...
Fresh water danger: Brain-Eating Amoeba
By: Lucille Boscombe
The death of three people in the Southern parts of America in the summer of 2011, caused the spotlight to be fixed on Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba, which was the cause of these tragic deaths. N. fowleri is a micro-organism which can be found...
By: Gioia Degenaars
An amoeba is a single celled protist that is found in almost everywhere and primarily in fresh water Most of amoebas found in fresh water sources are benevolent and do not cause disease.They can cause some forms of dysentery in countries where water purity...
By: Raven Carluk
Bacteria has the connotation of disease and rot, of rampant negative growth. People worry about infections, and attempt to halt the spread of bacteria. E. coli and staph are frightening words to hear from a doctor. Antibacterial hand cleaner is available in most public places...
By: Allienne Becker
Microbes, also known as microorganisms are classified into different categories: Viruses, Bacteria, Algae, Fungi, Protozoa. To further differentiate between the microbes a taxonomic system is employed whereby taxa are defined by a strict set of rules. Classifications are obtained by observing and comparing individual species...
By: Amelia Emery
A chromosome is basically a specific strand of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that is tightly coiled up into into an individual package rather than the long strand form that it is usually found as. Chromosomes are found in the nucleus of a cell and are only...
By: Blaise Pascal
Microbes, otherwise known as microorganisms, are a broad grouping of single or multi-celled organisms which are too small to see with the naked eye. There are approximately 1.7 million known microorganisms and it is estimated that there are millions more that people have yet...
By: Nick Ford
Protozoa are a difficult to define group of single celled organisms, They fall within the general classification of protists. The protists are believed to be the early ancestors of the multicellar plant and animal kingdoms. The protists are single celled organisms that contain a nucleus...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Optical tweezers are complex combinations of lasers, microscopes, and optical/electrical equipment. These devices actually use the changes in momentum that occur when light is bent by an object. The light changes momentum and the object changes momentum in an equal and opposite fashion. If laser...

 

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