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Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit... Read More

Microbial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a microbe (i.e. any of the microscopic... Read More

The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

Leading articles Frederick R. Falkiner* Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin; Central Pathology... Read More

Phylogeny

Phylogeny refers to the evolutionary history of the development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms. The... 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

Substrate

Substrate Definition What is a "substrate"? The underlying substances or layers are termed as substrate. The definitions of... Read More

Industrial Microbiology

Definition noun Related to environmental, social and economic importance that are engaged in the utilization of... Read More

Chemiosmosis

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

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Fermentation

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

“Mutualism factor” could explain why body does not attack normal flora

When sadness reeks in and you feel as if you are all by yourself, think again. That is because you are never alone. As a... Read More

Exogenous pyrogen

Definition noun, plural: exogenous pyrogen A type of pyrogen that is of microbial origin, such as the lipopolysaccharide in... Read More

Agglutination

Agglutination Definition What does agglutination mean? It generally refers to the process of sticking together or the... Read More

Infectious disease

Definition noun A disease due to the presence of an infective particle, especially a microbial pathogenic agent that is... Read More

Axenic culture

Definition noun A microbial culture that contains only one species, variety, or strain of... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Protist

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

Symbiosis

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

Pathogenicity

Definition noun, plural: pathogenicities The capability (of a pathogenic agent) to cause disease Supplement Pathogenicity... Read More

Biogenesis

Definition noun plural: biogeneses (1) The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms (2) A theory that... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Suppuration

Definition noun The process of forming of and discharging pus from a sore or a wound, or the pus... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Cellulose

Cellulose Definition noun plural: celluloses cel·lu·lose, sĕl′yə-lōs (1) A polysaccharide consisting of a linear... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate consisting largely of fibrinogen and fibrin Supplement Tissue injuries such as wounds and... Read More

Community Patterns

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

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Biotic factor

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

Agglutinin

Definition noun, plural: agglutinins Any substance, usually of biological origin, that causes agglutination or clumping... Read More

Biocoenosis

Definition noun, plural: biocoenoses All the interacting organisms that live together in a specific habitat or biotope,... Read More

Enterococcus faecalis

Definition Non-motile, gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, microbial species that normally dwells in the... Read More

Syntrophy

Definition noun A biological circumstances of two different species of microorganisms that are mutually dependent with... Read More

Microalgae

Microalgae are microscopic algae. They are single-celled algae that may exist independently or in colonies. They are... Read More

Great Oxygenation Event

Definition noun The appearance of dioxygen (O2) in the atmosphere of the earth as a result of biological activity,... Read More

Reverse passive agglutination

Definition noun A type of agglutination reaction in which known antibody is bound to a carrier particle instead of the... Read More

Petri dish

Definition noun, plural: Petri dishes A circular dish made of glass or plastic and with a loose-fitting cover, used in... Read More

Pyrogen

Definition noun, plural: pyrogens A substance inducing fever by acting on the hypothalamic thermoregulatory center and... Read More

Septin

Definition noun plural: septins sep·tin, sĕp′tĭn A protein involved in cytokinesis and also functions in maintaining... Read More

Guanosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: guanosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A nucleotide composed of guanine, ribose and a phosphate... Read More