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Slime layer

Definition noun An irregular, diffuse, unorganized form of glycocalyx in bacterial cells, comprised mostly of... Read More

Protist

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

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

S layer

Definition noun A single layer of about 5 to 25 nm in thickness, comprised of identical proteins (glycoproteins) surrounding... Read More

Glycocalyx

Definition noun, plural: glycocalyses (1) The outer layer usually made up of bound polysaccharides on the cell surface and... 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

Red algae

The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta which literally was derived from the Greek word ῥόδον (rhodon), meaning... 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

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More