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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

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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How do Bacteria Reproduce? Rapidly & Quickly

how does bacteria reproduce

Bacteria are the immortal organisms on the earth. They reproduce instead of being dead. They reproduce by both a) Asexual reproduction b) Sexual reproduction. Bacteria reproduce very fast that, a colony of bacteria will double in just half an hour. Hence they can perform many duties on the earth like scavenging the dead and waste. […]

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12 Distinguishing Characteristics of Bacteria

distinguishing characteristics of bacteria

Bacteria are the earliest microorganisms on the earth. The external and internal characteristics of bacteria are a bit different from the rest of the organisms on the earth. They are prokaryotic in nature meaning they are the earliest forms of the cell without a nucleus. These characters make them immortal, omnipresent and also very versatile. […]

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Bacterial cell wall | Its Structure and Function

The bacteria cell wall is an important structure which is rigid and non living envelop around the cell. It is present just above the cell membrane and gives a specific shaped to the cell. Because of this cell wall, bacteria can survive harshest environmental conditions like the drought, heat, chemical exposure, pressure, etc. If the […]

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3 Types of Immunity | Body’s Self-defense to Diseases.

3 Types of Immunity

Immunity is the body’s self-defense mechanism to keep diseases at bay. When this immunity is compromised or weakened, then the body is susceptible to diseases and infections. Immunity is executed by two components in the body. One is the anti-body component which neutralizes foreign bodies from further actions in the body. The other is cellular […]

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What is Sterilization ? 9 Types and Methods in Microbiology

Sterilization is a process of destruction of all forms of living microorganisms from a substance. Articles having direct application on humans and animals are subjected to sterilization. These materials include drugs, nutraceuticals, surgical equipment, food, etc. Sterilization is done to preserve the substance for a long time without decay. Secondly, a substance that is not sterile […]

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Importance of Microbiology | in Nursing Agriculture Pharmacy

Importance of Microbiology

Microbiology is a branch of science which deals with microbes, their characters, applications and other related concepts. It also extends to aspects of how the body deals with microbes, how to control them for health and other benefits. Microbiology has come a long way since the discovery of microbes. It has contributed significantly to human […]

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5 Types of Elisa | Their Differences and Principle Explained

Types of Elisa

The term ELISA in full form is an Enzyme linked immuno-sorbitent assay. Besides Western Blotting, elisa is one of the distinguished and widely used types of immunoassays. It is extensively used techniques in microbiology due to the advantages like rapidity or speed in experimentation, unlike radioimmunoassay. Further, it has greater sensitivity and specificity for the smaller amount of test […]

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