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Introduction to Microbiology

The following video is a brief discussion of the early events that helped us gain some understanding about microbes.
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Infectious Diseases: Causes and Controls (excerpt)

Just over fifty years ago, hospitals were used for the isolation of patients suffering from incurable infectious diseases. Fortunately, things have improved ...
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Haemophilia and Porphyria Royal Diseases From Tainted Blood Discovery Knowledge

Please Enjoy. Subscribe & Like too. Thanks. Cheers! The Royal family has had many instances of unexplained illnesses and premature death during it's history ...
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Microbial diversity of cellulose hydrolysis: Current Opinion in Microbiology

Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose by microorganisms is a key step in the global carbon cycle. Despite its abundance only a small percentage of microorganisms can degrade cellulose, probably because it is present in recalcitrant cell walls. There are at least five distinct mechanisms used by different microorganisms to degrade cellulose all of which involve cellulases. Cellulolytic organisms and cellulases are extremely diverse possibly because their natural substrates, plant cell walls, are very diverse. At this time the microbial ecology of cellulose degradation in any environment is still not clearly understood even though there is a great deal of information available about the bovine rumen. Two major problems that limit our understanding of this area are the vast diversity of organisms present in most cellulose degrading environments and the inability to culture most of them.

 


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