BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING

June 30, 2020 Microbiology 0

The phrase “biogeochemical” is derived from three words: bio (which involves living biological organisms like man, animals, plants and microbes found in the ecosystem), geo […]

NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE

June 29, 2020 Microbiology 0

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, non-motile, non-sporulating, non-capsulate, diplococcus found asymptomatically in humans. N. gonorrhoeae is found in the family Neisseriaceae and genus Neisseria […]

MYCOTOXINS

June 27, 2020 Microbiology 0

Mycotoxins are exotoxins produced by fungi. The area of microbiology that studies fungi and the toxins they produce (i.e., mycotoxins) is known as mycotoxicology. The […]

FUNGAL INFECTIONS (MYCOSES)

June 27, 2020 Microbiology 0

MYCOSES Mycoses are infections caused by pathogenic fungi. And they include superficial mycoses, cutaneous mycoses, subcutaneous mycoses, systemic or deep-seated mycosis and opportunistic mycoses. The […]

FUNGAL REPRODUCTION

June 27, 2020 Microbiology 0

Fungal reproduction is unique and distinct from those of other microbial cells such as bacteria. Generally, fungi exhibit two modes of reproduction which are sexual […]

SLIME MOULDS

June 27, 2020 Microbiology 0

Slime moulds are eukaryotic organisms that have fungus-like features as well as some animal- or protists-like features. They are ubiquitously found in the soil, dead […]