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Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Aerobic bacteria

Definition noun Bacteria that utilize oxygen for growth and oxygen-based metabolism (e.g. aerobic... Read More

Anaerobic bacteria

Definition noun Bacteria that are capable of living in the absence of molecular oxygen. Supplement In general, these... Read More

Obligate aerobe

Before we define obligate aerobes, let us first understand and define aerobic organisms. Aerobic organisms are those that... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Fermentation

Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. What is... Read More

Anaerobic respiration

Anaerobic Respiration Definition What is anaerobic respiration? Anaerobic (cellular) respiration is a respiratory process... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Aerobic

Definition adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, having, or requiring the presence of air or free oxygen. (2) (biology) Requiring... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Bacteria

Definition noun, singular: bacterium (Science: Microbiology) Microscopic, single-celled organisms belonging to Kingdom... Read More

Deltaproteobacteria

Definition noun A taxonomic class in Phylum Proteobacteria that includes diverse species such as myxospore-forming bacteria... Read More

Anaerobic

Definition adjective (1) Not requiring, or capable of occurring, in the absence of air or free oxygen. (2) Caused by, or... Read More

Methanotroph

Definition noun, plural: methanotrophs An organism that metabolize methane as a source of carbon and... Read More

Zoogloea

Definition noun, plural: zoogleas, zoogleae A jelly-like gram-negative aerobic rod-shaped bacterium that aggregates on... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

Definition noun A motile aerobic ellipsoidal spore forming rod organisms involved in gramicidin production an antimicrobial... Read More

Autotroph

Autotroph Definition What is an autotroph? In biology and ecology, an autotroph is an organism capable of making nutritive... Read More

Micrococcus luteus

Definition noun A gram-positive aerobic harmless bacterium involved in the conversion of nitrate to... Read More

Enteric bacteria

Enteric bacteria a large group of gram negative rod-shaped bacteria characterised by a facultatively aerobic metabolism.... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More

Moraxella bovis

Definition Noun A gram-negative non-motile coccobacillus and highly opportunistic aerobic bacterium involved in Bovine... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Chemiosmosis

Chemiosmosis Definition What is chemiosmosis? In biology, chemiosmosis refers to the process of moving ions (e.g. protons)... Read More

Diazotroph

Definition noun, plural: diazotrophs A microorganism capable of assimilating and fixing atmospheric nitrogen... Read More

Staphylococcus aureus

Definition Noun A gram-positive spherical and facultative bacterium arranged in cluster involved as pathogens of several... Read More

Acinetobacter lwoffii

Definition Noun A gram-negative aerobic and non-fermentative bacterium involved as a normal flora of the skin, perineum and... Read More

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Definition Noun A gram-positive facultative bacterium that produced slime for adhesions associated with endocarditis and... Read More

Biological Cell Introduction

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. In fact, there are countless species of single-celled organisms,... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Protein Activity and Cellular Metabolism

Protein Binding Sites The ability of various molecules and ions to bind to specific sites on the protein surface forms the... Read More

Bacillus megaterium

Definition noun An endospore forming rod-shaped bacterium recognized as an endophytes involved in the production of various... Read More

Microaerophile

Definition noun, plural: microaerophiles An organism that lives in environment that only has a low level of... Read More

Streptolysin S

Definition noun A nonantigenic, oxygen-stable β-hemolytic enzyme produced by some bacteria, especially... Read More

Facultative

Definition adjective (1) Not compulsory; not restricting. (2) Of, or relating to, mental faculty. (biology) Capable of... Read More