microorganism

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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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He says that a new way of thinking about materials design opened up when a biologist in Germany introduced him to these unicellular organisms. Sandhage has since teamed up with Hildebrand and researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus and the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, to turn diatoms into mass producers of new electronic and optical devices.
There are few reports of TRPM channels in unicellular organisms. TRPP, TRPML, and TRPV have been proposed as the ancestors of metazoan TRP channel subfamilies, based on the presence of these channels and lack of homologs to other metazoan TRP subfamilies in unicellular eukaryotes, including the apusozoan Thecamonas trahens (expressing TRPP and TRPV) and the amoebozoan Dictyostelium (expressing TRPP and TRPML), both located near the base of the unikont branch of the evolutionary tree.
Silab's historic understanding of the plant world has been supplemented by unique expertise related to the production and use of unicellular organisms made using biotechnologies.
In reality, a lot of the oil and gas that we have in Alberta comes from algae and other unicellular organisms that were living in oceans.
Here neurologists and other biomedical researchers explain in some detail how PAKs--particularly the oncogenic kinases PAK1 and PAK4 and their blockers--may control various aspects of life and health, and how mammalian PAKs have functionally evolved from their ancestral origins in unicellular organisms such as yeast and amoebas through a series of mutations over millions of years.
Alexander Rohrbach und Matthias Koch created a kind of light tube that traps the agile unicellular organisms. Optical tweezers could previously only be used to grab bacteria at one point, not to manipulate their orientation.
Although scientists have yet to explain with certainty how multicellular organisms appeared on Earth, the best guess is that various parasites invaded and inhabited the original unicellular organisms as they reproduced asexually in the primeval soup.
A PAPER IN the January/February Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology dispels "the myths of intelligent design" by examining the evolution of amoebas and other unicellular organisms.
Some unicellular organisms as well as the cells of all fungi, plants and animals--"big things like us"--are of the latter kind.
Of course, the cell is a basic structural element, but the organization of a whole organism can be found in a single cell (unicellular organisms) as well as in the coordination of a multitude of cells (multicellular organisms).
After Gram staining, gram-positive spherical unicellular organisms were observed (Figure).