ANTIGEN

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Antigen is any substance or molecule that can trigger an immune response in an animal including humans. An antigen is basically anything that is foreign […]

SCOPE OF MICROBIOLOGY

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The field of Microbiology has tremendous possibilities and a very bright future. Intending or prospective students who are seeking or pursuing their career as prospective […]

DEFINITION OF MICROBIOLOGY

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Microbiology (meaning: Micro-Small, Bios-Life, Logy-Study)is simply defined as the study of microscopic organisms (including bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, viruses and prions) that are too small […]

INDOLE TEST

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Indole test is used to identify Enterobacteria that breakdown tryptophan (an amino acid) to produce indole. The indole test is a biochemical test performed on […]

OXIDASE TEST

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Oxidase test is used to identify microorganisms that produce the enzyme, cytochrome-C oxidase. Cytochrome-C oxidase, a respiratory enzyme is an important enzyme of the electron […]

CATALASE TEST

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Catalase test is used to identify microorganisms that produce the enzyme called catalase. It is used to differentiate catalase-producing organisms (e.g. Staphylococcus species) from non-catalase […]