Microbiology
  • Classification of Fungi April 10, 2012

    Traditionally fungi have been regarded as plants. At one time fungi were given the status of a class and together with the class algae formed the division Thallophyta of the Plant Kingdom. The thallophyta were those ...

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  • Nutrition in Fungi April 9, 2012

    Fungi are heterotrophic in their mode of nutrition that is they require an organic source of carbon. In addition they require a source of nitrogen, usually organic substances such as amino acids. The nutrition of fungi ...

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  • Fungi April 9, 2012

    Conventionally Fungi have been included in plant kingdom. But in pursuance of Whittaker’s five kingdom classification Fungi and Plants (Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes Gymmosperms and Angiosperms) are described here as two separate ...

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  • Significance of Viruses April 9, 2012

    1. Viruses are a kind of biological puzzle to biologists since they are at the threshold of living and non-living things showing the characteristics of both. 2. They are very much used as ...

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  • Cell Wall April 2, 2012

    Plant and bacterial cell membranes are surrounded by a thick cell wall. Bacterial cell wall The bacterial cell is enclosed within a wall that differs chemically ...

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  • Viruses March 31, 2012

    Introduction Viruses are still biologists’ puzzle because they show both living and nonliving characters. Hence viruses are regarded as a separate entity. It is not taken into account in Whittaker’s five kingdom classification. ...

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