Archaea Essays


A thermoacidophile (combination of thermophile and acidophile ) is an extreme archaebacteria which thrives in acids, sulfur rich, high temperature environments. Thermoacidophiles prefer temperatures of 70 – 80 C and pH between 2 and 3. They live mostly in hot springs and/or within deep ocean vent communities. Classified as an Archaebacteria and an extremophile, Thermoacidophiles are found in places where most organisms would not survive. Thermoacidophiles love heat and acidic watery environments, live in sulfur hot springs. As a result…

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Roles of Microbes in Dna Research

Activities of microorganisms are very important to almost every sector of concern to mankind. From a perusal of the foregoing topics, one can find applications (uses) of microorganisms to agriculture, forestry, food, industry, medicine, and environment. The scope and significance of microbiology has enlarged manifold, particularly when importance of environment was realised globally and the word environment was used in a much wider sense in terms of totality to include almost everything, every bit of nature. a. BACTERIUM or BACTERIA…

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Mito Case Study

1. What are Nuc, Flag, ER, Mito, Chlora, Golgi, Ves and Lys short for? What does each of these organelles do in a cell? Answer: Nuc is short for nucleus; the functions for a nucleus is information storage, transmission, ribosome subunit assembly, and structural support. Flag stands for flagella; the flagella is a tail-like piece of the cell that allows it to swim through liquid. ER stands for endoplasmic reticulum; the endoplasmic reticulum is used for protein synthesis and processing….

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