Essays Tagged: "Fungi"


through species, on up to the array of natural ecosystems.' This includes plants, animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, and all microorganisms. All of these things create what is known as a web. These th ...

(2 pages) 294 2 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


doctors use antibiotics to help fight the germs in a patient. Antibiotics are obtained from plants, fungi, air, water, soil, just about anything on earth. Antibiotics kill and attack the germ or virus ... n 70 different kinds of antibiotics in use. Most antibiotics are used to treat infections, some for fungi and protozoa, but antibiotics are not usually effective against viruses. So they have develope ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Immune System

nces that can invade the body. Thesesubstances include disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, andviruses. The body's ability to resist these invaders is called immunity. A key ...

(3 pages) 157 1 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Daniel Hoffman says of the House of Usher: »It is no house at all, but a profound and intricate metaphor of the self.« Discuss.

coloured walls can be compared to the "ghastly pallor of [Roderick's] skin" (Poe 1994, p.80) and as fungi covering the walls find their counterpart in Roderick's hair (both are web-like), the eye-like ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Edward Lawrie Tatum, provided one of the first important clues in the early 1940s. Working with the fungi Neurospora and Penicillium, they found that "genes direct the formation of enzymes through the ...

(8 pages) 172 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Diversity of Plants

trees had evolved and formed forests, within which the diversification of vertebrates, insects, and fungi occurred. Roughly 266,000 species of plants are now living.The two major groups of plants are ...

(11 pages) 124 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


FungiFungi is a group of single celled or multicellular organism which obtain their food by the abso ... tion of nutrient from it's surrounding environment. Food is dissolved by the enzymes from which the fungi excrete and is later absorbed by the fungi's cell walls. Fungi plays an important part in the ... he fungi's cell walls. Fungi plays an important part in the decaying and decomposition of organisms.Fungi were once thought of plants and put in the plant kingdom. They were thought of as plants with ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bioluminescence in fungi

- -INTRODUCTIONWhat is Bioluminescence?The current paper main focus is on bioluminescent Fungi but the basic features of bioluminescence discussed are common to all bioluminescent organisms ... bility occurs in 25 different phyla many of which are totally unrelated and diverse with the phylum Fungi included in this list (an illustration of a bioluminescent fungi is displayed in figure 1). On ... ecology, histology, physiology, biochemistry, and biomedical applications.History of Bioluminescent FungiThe light of luminous wood was first noted in the early writings of Aristotle which occurred in ...

(8 pages) 50 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This is a research seminar summary about Fungal Pathogenesis and explains some physiological pathogenic characteristics in fungi.

The research seminar, Fungal Pathogenesis explains some physiological pathogenic characteristics in fungi, for example, molds are multi-cellular and yeasts are single oval cells. Fungi, which can caus ... ntous hyphae that often produce specialized fruiting bodies. There are approximately 1.5 million of fungi around us and their ability to cause disease is accidental causing as oppose to a virus or oth ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


growth for repair and replacement of damaged or worn out cells.All multi-cellular animals; plants, fungi, and protists, which begin life as single cells, carry out mitosis to develop into complex org ... s occurs about 25 million times a second. Multi-cellular organisms such as sea stars, sea anemones, fungi, and certain plants rely on mitosis for asexual reproduction at particular stages in their lif ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Speech on different pathogens and the diseases they cause.

ello Everyone. I'm here to talk about the difference between prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi and macro-parasites. These are all pathogens that cause diseases. I will also be giving exampl ... Giardia &MalariaThe picture is of the different types of protozoans and the diseases they cause.Fungi are eukaryotic (you-carry-ah-tick) organisms. Their DNA is enclosed in a nucleus. Fungi come i ...

(2 pages) 114 1 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Mitosis.Major Events Occurring During Mitosis and Cytokinesis.Include different phases of cell duplication.

d most cellular structures undergo profound reorganizations. In all eukaryotic organisms, including fungi, plants and animals, a microtubule (MT)-based spindle apparatus is assembled and used for chro ... culture. Where appropriate, attention will be drawn to distinguishing features of cell division in fungi and plants, and to specialized divisions in early embryos, but prokaryotic divisions will not ...

(2 pages) 52 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Immune response

ces that can invade the body. These substances include disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses.The first line of defense against foreign invaders is innate immunity. ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The importance of fungi in our world

Fungi have a very important role in nature. Fungi are aslo and break down and feed on decaying organ ... e in nature. Fungi are aslo and break down and feed on decaying organic material or dead organisms. Fungi work along with monerans and protist to decompose the waste and remains of plants and animals. ... d the fungus itself. The nutrients are then returned to the environment as nitrogen and phosphorus. Fungi are also key components in two important types of mutualistic associations- mycorrihizae with ...

(3 pages) 44 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

The destroying angel mushroom

se of the stalk a persistent cup the volva which is a remnant of the universal veil that covers the fungi during their early button stage, and a ring or skirt on the stalk also a remnant of the veil. ... e veil. Not all Amanitas have these characteristics.The kingdom of the destroying angel mushroom is fungi. The structure of the fungi is thread like fillaments called hyphae which develope into fungal ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Single Cell Protein (SCP) and its effects

- cell protein (SCP) is used to describe protein derived from microbial cells (such as yeast, other fungi, algae and bacteria),. The whole organism is harvested and consumed, rather than using the pro ... carcinogenesis.Bacterial protein is similar to fish protein, yeast's protein resembles soya and the fungi protein is somewhat lower than the yeast's. Of course microbiological proteins are deficient i ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biology Report of Fungus: Baker's Yeast

ogenetic classification. Yeast refers to the unicellular phase of the life cycles of many different fungi, but it is used more commonly as a generic term for fungi that have only a unicellular phase. ... ast" such as common baking or brewing yeast are strains of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. As fungi, they are classified as ascomycetes, a group which also includes a number of other popular gen ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

fferent kinds of antibiotic substances, most of them are natural products that certain bacteria and fungi (molds) produce and send outside of their cells. About 90% of the antibiotics we use today, ar ...

(5 pages) 119 3 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ecosystems- This essay covers every major biome in biology, addresses every key term in Enviromental Biology, and gives great illistrations of each biome.

ystem are the producers (green plants), the consumers (herbivores and carnivores), the decomposers (fungi and bacteria), and the nonliving, or abiotic, component, consisting of dead organic matter and ...

(24 pages) 301 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Key Points about the Cell Cycle and Cancer

ision.Between 600 and 400 million years ago, some eukaryotes became multicellular (animals, plants, fungi). Most of their cells now divide only a limited number of times before pausing in "G1" and spe ...

(7 pages) 63 1 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology