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Heterotrophs - Definition, Nutrition Types, Vs Autotrophs

Heterotrophs are organisms that obtain their energy (nutrition) from organic compounds/materials. In other words, heterotrophs are organisms that are unable to produce their own food (like autotrophs) and therefore have to ingest organic compounds as a source of energy

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Coliform - Types, Characteristics, Tests, Techniques and Microscopy

Coliform refers to a wide variety of bacteria that can be found throughout the environment. This means that these organisms can be found in soil, water surfaces, vegetations as well as on the skin or intestinal tract of warm-blooded organisms such as humans.

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Magnetic Force Microscopy MFM - Procedure, Techniques and Applications

Essentially, magnetic force microscopy (MFM) is a variant Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) typically used for scanning and studying surfaces with magnetic properties.

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White Blood Cells - Types, Observations, Counts and Urine Analysis

White blood cells are divided into two main groups that include granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and mast cells) and mononuclear leukocytes (lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) specialized to respond to infectious agents in the body.

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Plankton Microscopy - Types & Characteristics - EpiFluorescence

Plankton include a wide variety of living organisms that range from tiny bacterioplankton to gelatinous animals like jellyfish. Plankton are vast and diverse and thus make up a great majority of the living biomass in the ocean.

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DNA Under The Microscope - Electron & Atomic Force Microscopy

Given that DNA molecules are found inside the cells, they are too small to be seen with the naked eye. While it is possible to see the nucleus (containing DNA) using a light microscope, DNA strands/threads can only be viewed using higher resolution microscopes.

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Atom Under The Microscope - Electron & Atomic Force Microscopy

Essentially, an atom is the smallest unit of an element that retains the properties of the same element (iron, copper, carbon etc). This means that divided further, its components (neutrons, protons, and neutrons) do not retain the properties of the element.

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Bacteria Under The Microscope - Morphology, Discussion, Types, Habitat

Like archeans, bacteria are prokaryotic cells. This means that they are single-celled organisms without a nucleus membrane (nuclear envelope). While bacteria are very small, they are diverse and vary in shape and size.

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Ciliates Microscopy - Habitats, Characteristics and Reproduction

Essentially, ciliates are ciliated protozoans. As such, they are protists that belong to the super-group known as Alveolata along with dinoflagellates and apicomplexans.

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OMAX 5MP Digital 40X-2500X Advanced Oil Darkfield Trinocular

The OMAX 5MP Digital 40X-2500X Advanced Oil Dark field Trinocular Compound LED Microscope is a versatile product that comes with a number of excellent features aimed at ensuring great user experience.

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  1. Heterotrophs - Definition, Nutrition Types, Vs Autotrophs

    Apr 11, 18 05:30 PM

    Heterotrophs are organisms that obtain their energy (nutrition) from organic compounds/materials. In other words, heterotrophs are organisms that are unable to produce their own food (like autotrophs…

    Read More

  2. Coliform - Types, Characteristics, Tests, Techniques and Microscopy

    Apr 11, 18 03:40 PM

    Coliform refers to a wide variety of bacteria that can be found throughout the environment. This means that these organisms can be found in soil, water surfaces, vegetations as well as on the skin or…

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  3. Magnetic Force Microscopy MFM - Procedure, Techniques and Applications

    Apr 02, 18 12:08 PM

    Essentially, magnetic force microscopy (MFM) is a variant Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) typically used for scanning and studying surfaces with magnetic properties.

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