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The Great Eukaryotic Melee

Cat fight! Mrowwwr! Hisssssss!

Every now and then, you can capture a snapshot of the scientific process at its worst (and paradoxically, its best, too). The trick is to look at the Letters or Perspectives section of your favorite scientific journal. 1,741 more words


Bacteria 101

Finally, it is the day to really launch the Bodily Bacteria! I thought that it is best to start with basics. Then, you can dive into the human body and learn how… 880 more words


Archaea and the Tree of Life

As part of the latest issue of Microbiology Today, called ‘What is life?’ (published online 10 May), we explore the Archaea. These are microbes that have been around since the beginnings of life on Earth, but were only discovered in the last 40 years. 196 more words



Complex cells
2-1 billion years ago

The first organisms were simple cells like modern bacteria, but some of them became much more internally complex. These ‘eukaryotes’ developed lots of specialised equipment within their cells. 42 more words



Protists belong to the kingdom of Protista. This kingdom contains unicellular organisms that are eukaryotes. These organisms may form colonies, but they may not form tissues.

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The cell is very diverse.    If an object has no cell it is not alive and anything smaller than a cell is not alive because cells are the most basic units of life.  225 more words



What are prokaryotes (“pro-carry-oats”)? They are a type of cell. The other type of cell is a eukaryote (“you-carry-oat”). The difference between the two is that the latter has a nucleus, in which the DNA sits, whereas prokaryotes have no nucleus and their DNA floats around freely. 300 more words

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