By: Pat Lunsford
Anthrax is a corrupting disease dating back to ancient times and the spores can lie dormant for years, infecting animals. Dormant spores can germinate and multiply. Anthrax is associated with bioterrorism, due to the terrorist act in October 2001, when spores, which were inserted into...
By: Bethany Johnson - 394348
Making beer could never be accomplished without the help of yeast, the single celled fungi that exists almost everywhere. That delicious bubbly brew is formed by converting sugars and starches in the wort to anaerobic by products (namely alcohol and carbon dioxide) of yeast fermentation...
By: James W Fairley
Bugs, germs, bacteria, micro-organisms - we think of them as dirty and dangerous, to be avoided, controlled, exterminated. But these are living creatures. They share a lot of DNA with us. They also share our needs for food, shelter and to keep their family line...
By: James W Fairley
The germs we know and hate are those we can grow and see in the laboratory. The germ theory of disease is quite recent. Robert Koch formalized it in the 1880's. Although ideas of contagion (passing disease from one person to another) are very old...
By: Steve Lussing
The study of microbiology has contributed greatly to both our understanding of life and to the enhancement our lives. They are an invaluable adjunct to the symbioses of this world's ecological systems. This article will outline some of the contributions that naturally found bacteria already...
By: Ashley Mcdaniel
Relationship between Microbiology and DiseaseThere is a strong relationship between microbiology and disease. Even though a small percentage of microorganisms are pathogenic or disease causing, the types of diseases that they can cause can be very serious. There are many microorganisms that under normal conditions...
By: Ogo A. Bellard
The village of Colney just outside Norwich City, in Norfolk England is home to the John Innes Centre (JIC), and the JIC is home to Dr. Michael McArthur and Professor Mervyn Bibb head of the JIC Department of Molecular Biology. Together they have achieved a...
By: Erik Reid
This article is about a very strange extremophile bacterium called D. Radiodurans. The story of Radiodurans is old but surprisingly few have heard of it. Although in its original form it was beautifully equipped to evolve into what it evolved into, who would have thought...
By: littlebob
In 1946, Joshua Lederberg and Edward Tatum published an article in the Journal of Bacteriology entitled "Gene Recombination in the Bacterium Escherichia coli". This article not only described a new method of genetic transfer among bacteria, conjugation, it would also revolutionize the whole field of...
By: Derek Arcuri
Microbiology is the study of the interrelationship between the microscopic world and our world. It is basically viewing plant and animal structures, which is in-viewable to our naked eye with an instrument called the microscope. We view the cells of plants and animals because we...

 

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