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Rhizobium - Species, Nitrogen Fixation, Biofertilizer and Culture

Rhizobium are a group of Gram-negative soil bacteria that are well known for their symbiotic relationship with various leguminous (soybeans, alfalfa etc).

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Proteobacteria - Function, diseases, characteristics/structure

Proteobacteria makes up one of the largest phyla and most versatile phyla in the Bacteria domain. As such, it consists of several types of bacterial that include phototrophs, chemolithotrophs and heterotrophs.

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Helicobacter Pylori - Microbiology, Infection and Treatment

Helicobacter pylori, a member of Helicobacter is a good example of flagellated bacteria. Using the flagella, the bacteria is capable of moving and colonizing the gastroduodenal mucosa in human beings where it causes gastrointestinal disease.

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Vorticella - Characteristics, Structure, Reproduction and Habitat

Vorticella is a protozoa (protist) that belongs to the Phylum Ciliophora. As such, they are eukaryotic ciliates that can be found in such habitats as fresh and salty water bodies among others.

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Cyanobacteria - Classification, Structure, Treatment and Reproduction

Also referred to as blue-green algae and blue-green bacteria, cyanobacteria is a bacteria phylum that obtain their energy through a process known as photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria can be found in a variety of environments ranging from marine to terrestrial habitats.

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Penicillium Microscopy - Requirements, Preparation & Observation

Penicillium ascomycetous fungi are microscopic organisms that have become of major importance in the natural environment and also in the production of foods and in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Burkholderia - Species, Cepacia, Infection, Culture and Observation

Burkholderia is a genus that falls under the phylum Proteobacteria and consists of more than 40 species. Because of genetic and metabolic diversity in this genus, members of Burkholderia can be found in wide array of habitats (water, soil, plants etc).

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Botrytis - Species, Habitat, Life Cycle, Infection and Culture

Botrytis is a genus classified as an anamorphic fungi and belongs to the family Sclerotiniaceae. The fungus has been shown to infect and affect a wide range of plants in various climates across the world making the group an important point of focus in agricultural systems

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Cork Cells Under the Microscope

Discovery of cork cells: An English scientist named Robert Hooke made a general description of cork with the aid of a primitive microscope. This was the first time a microscope was ever put into use as he observed the little box-like structures and named them cells.

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Acanthamoeba - Species, Morphology, Life Cycle, Culture, Disease

Acanthamoeba is a genus of amoebae consisting of a number of species that are pathogenic in nature. Acanthamoeba species are ubiquitous in nature and are therefore widely distributed across the environment (fresh water, soil, etc).

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