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Microbiology is the subject which deals with study of microbes and their effects on the body. It also tells how to handle the microorganisms for human use

Bacteria vs Virus |15 Points on their Differences

Bacteria vs Virus

Here we will see bacteria vs virus differences in terms of structure, habits, parasitic nature and other features. Bacteria vs Virus Sl.No Character Bacteria Virus 1 Live Organism Yes they are Living Intermediate between living and nonliving. Inside host live 2 Cell Single-celled organism A-cellular (no cell) just a particle 3 Size Bigger in size, […]

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Types of Immune Cells | Their Role in Body Defense

Types of Immune Cells

There are different types of immune cells in the body like Lymphocytes Monocytes and macrophages Basophils Neutrophils Eosinophils The cells of the immune system attack the disease-causing agents like microorganisms, parasites and prevent infections. Some of the cells work by neutralization of foreign material. While others eat and destroy the disease-causing microbes. But few of […]

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Sterilization Validation | Protocol and Process

Sterilization aims to destroy all the viable forms of microbes. This process is done on routine basis in industry for many products. So to check the efficiency and effectiveness of sterilization, some probes are used to verify it. This is called validation of sterilization. This is done for all methods of sterilization. However, there are […]

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Steam Sterilization | Its Principle and Process Using Autoclave

steam sterilization

Steam sterilization is one of the widely used and dependable methods of sterilization. It is fast, inexpensive and applicable to wide range of products. Sterilization is a process of removal of all the viable forms of organisms from a substance. This mostly is meant to eradicate any living microorganisms in drug formulations, food materials, cosmetics […]

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ELISA and Western blot | 5 Similarities & 12 Differences

Elisa and Western blot

ELISA (ENZYME LINKED IMMUNO SORBITANT ASSAY) and Western blot are  both immuno assays. They rely on use of antigens and antibodies in the reaction. Both these experiments are analytical in nature and used to detect bio-molecules like proteins, enzymes or other pathogens. They are widely used in molecular biology, medical research and also in health […]

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