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Facultative species

Facultative species (Science: ecology) species that can occur both in wetlands and uplands, there are three subcategories of... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

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

Facultative

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

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Aerotolerant

Aerotolerant Definition The term "aerotolerant" pertains to an organism that does not require oxygen for growth but can... Read More

Aerobic bacteria

Aerobic Bacteria Definition What does aerobic mean in biology? As the name suggests, 'aerobe' in biology means organisms... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Obligate aerobe

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

Anaerobic

As largely known are the subset of biological processes that are directly correlated to the ‘usage of molecular oxygen’,... Read More

Mutualistic symbiosis

Mutualistic Symbiosis Definition In order to understand what a mutualistic symbiotic relationship means, we will break down... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More

Parasite

Definition noun, plural: parasites An organism that obtains nourishment and shelter on another... Read More

Eubacteria

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

Fermentation

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

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Hyperthermophile

Definition noun, plural: hyperthermophiles An organism that is adapted to live and thrive at temperature as high as 80°C... Read More

Fastidious

Fastidious Definition We can define fastidious as a term used in microbiology to denote a species that lacks the ability to... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that does not... Read More

Proteobacteria

Definition noun (taxonomy) A phylum of the domain Bacteria that includes medically and scientifically important species such... Read More

Diazotroph

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

Escherichia coli

Definition A Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped species belonging to the family... Read More

Streptococcus

Definition noun, plural: streptococci (1) A genus of bacteria characterized by being coccus, Gram-positive, and occurring in... Read More

Alkaliphile

Definition noun, plural: alkaliphiles An organism that can live and thrive in an alkaline environment Supplement An... Read More

Staphylococcus aureus

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

Obligate mutualism

Definition noun A type of mutualism in which the species involved are in close proximity and interdependent with one... Read More

Facultative mutualism

Definition noun A type of mutualism in which the interacting species derive benefit from each other but not being fully... Read More

Lactobacillus casei

Definition noun A non-pathogenic and harmless bacterium recognized widely as probiotics that controls growth of various... Read More

Enterobacteriaceae

Definition noun: (taxonomy) A family of gram-negative bacilli that inhabit the large intestine of humans and other... Read More

Staphylococcus epidermidis

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