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microorganism

[¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A microscopic organism, including bacteria, protozoans, yeast, viruses, and algae.
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Prehoda and other scientists realized that single-celled organism that propelled itself with a tail (called a flagellum) would have only one way to organize.
Some single-celled organisms, such as the Ichthyosporea parasite, belong here too.
What biologists know about life so far is that only single-celled organisms can live in places that have no oxygen, and that multicellular organisms can visit these places, but not live there.
The slime helps the single-celled organisms survive in the lake's extreme conditions.
Nutrients like iron or nitrogen provoke the growth of phytoplankton, algae-like single-celled organisms that are a major source of food in the ocean--in a process similar to fertilising a garden, say experts.
Sapphire Energy uses single-celled organisms such as algae to produce a chemical mixture from which it is possible to extract fuels for cars or aircraft.
Or maybe it happened after single-celled organisms became more complex eukaryotes 1.8 billion years later.
The inputs for algae are simple: the single-celled organisms need only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to grow.
A researcher at Virginia Tech aims to replicate the locomotion mechanism of single-celled organisms to create ultrasmall robots that can access spaces even smaller than the robots themselves.
The mechanism that researchers sought to explain is how an intein--a type of protein found in single-celled organisms and bacteria--cuts itself out of the host protein and reconnects the two remaining strands.
More astonishing is that even those single-celled organisms that many of us tortured in junior high school, the paramecia, are trainable.
That Dutchman Anton van Leeuwenhoek is the founder of bacteriology and protozoology (the study of protozoa--the name for animal-like single-celled organisms)?

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