"Microorganism" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Microorganisms

    A microorganism (from the Greek: μικρός‚ mikros‚ "small" and ὀργανισμός‚ organismós‚ "organism") is a microscopic organism‚ which may be a single cell[1] or multicellular organism. The study of microorganisms is called microbiology‚ a subject that began with Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’s discovery of microorganisms in 1675‚ using a microscope of his own design. Microorganisms are very diverse and include all the bacteria and archaea and almost all the protozoa. They also include some members of the

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  • Microorganisms Are Everywhere

    Title: Microorganisms are everywhere. Tara Brady Dt201 Objectives: In this experiment‚ my aim is to prove that microorganisms are present everywhere and that nowhere in our everyday lives is free from bacteria. I expect this to be the case as even germicide soaps do not kill all bacteria present on our skin; likewise household cleaning products are incapable of killing all microorganisms present. I am doing his experiment to verify the concept that microorganisms are everywhere and I most certainly

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  • Microorganism in the Environment


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  • Definition and Classification of Microorganism

    Definition of Microorganism Microorganism (from the Greek: mikrós‚ "small" and organismós‚ "organism") is an organism that is microscopic (usually too small to be seen by the naked human eye). Microorganisms live in all parts of the biosphere where there is liquid water‚ including soil‚ hot springs‚ on the ocean floor‚ high in the atmosphere and deep inside rocks within the Earth’s crust. Microorganisms are critical to nutrient recycling in ecosystems as they act as decomposers

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  • Isolation of Microorganisms from Environmental Samples

    in digestion and provide vitamins. Some microbes can also be antagonistic or harmful to humans‚ and when scientists isolate them‚ they can study and identify ways on how to counteract the microbes harmful effects. This exercise aims to isolate microorganisms from a variety of environmental samples and to enumerate the different microbial species observed. Methodology Results and Discussion Bacteria‚ molds and yeast have different colony morphologies and characteristics that are specific to

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  • Unknown Microorganism

    Unknown Microorganism: #5 Report Callie Schalk Microbiology Professor Quave November 24‚ 2015  The unknown microorganism #5 is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It can survive in a variety of environments and at temperatures found in clinical settings (Murray et al‚ 1999). Clinical setting is referring to temperatures such as those in the hospital environment. P. aeruginosa can also survive in aqueous environments. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is found at several different sources. Nosocomial

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  • MicroOrganism

    Unknown Experiment Introduction: The purpose of this experiment is to distinguish and indentify an unknown bacterium. There are several tests that can help one eliminate and narrow down the options. The most useful test‚ and the very first one done‚ is a gram stain. This test will tell whether the bacterium is gram-positive or gram-negative. After the type of gram stain is identified‚ the tester has a wide array of differentiating tests at their disposal. Based on the results from these

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  • Environmental Lab Report

    The natural environment is highly populated with microorganisms such as bacteria‚ fungi‚ protista and several others. Microorganisms are microscopic in size and vary shape. They are found in the air‚ in water‚ on land and on other organisms such as humans and pets. Many microorganisms grow at rapid speeds and can be harmful and cause diseases. Although microorganisms may cause harm‚ society benefits from microorganisms in many ways. Microorganisms are necessary for the production of antibiotics‚

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  • Microbiology and Unknown Organism

    Unknown Report Emily Juhl Section – 3 April 15‚ 2013 Unknown #8 Family: Enterobacteriaceae Genus: Serratia Species: Marcescens Abstract Microorganisms are constantly finding ways to resists to antibiotics. For this reason‚ it is important to test and observe unknown organisms in the lab to continually improve the health and well being of society. The objective of this report was to first isolate a single colony of an unknown culture on a LB agar plate. From

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  • The Effects of Herbicides on Paramecium

    to aquatic organisms. The organisms used were protists and bacteria which are microscopic organisms (Microorganisms). Herbicides are chemicals used to control certain plants such as weeds. Two hypotheses were tested in the experiment.H₁) The herbicides will affect the population growth rate of the microorganisms and H₂) The adding of herbicides will affect the general behavior of the microorganisms negatively. Each species were separated into their own six containers‚ four of which had chemicals

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