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...
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...
Paws, claws, and hooves: Foot adaptations in animals
By: Mika
Snowshoes, High Heels, Cleats, and Swim Fins<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Shoes: you find them everywhere. From young toddlers to the elderly, people of all ages wear many different shoes in order to be stylish, stay warm, protect and support the feet...
DNA points the way in biological identifications
By: Anne StClair
DNA is nature's finest fingerprint and can be used to identify individuals, to identify how individuals of a species are related to other individuals, and to identify how species are related to each other.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is found in every living thing, and...

 

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