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Cyanobacteria: Insights into Photosinthetic Blue-Green Algae

Cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, are fascinating bacteria that harness photosynthesis to produce energy. This blog will teach you about their unique characteristics, structure, and photosynthetic capabilities. We’ll explore the different types of cyanobacteria, from unicellular to filamentous forms, and their roles in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Additionally, we’ll discuss the ecological impacts of …

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Biology

Antibiotics: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Antibiotics are essential medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. By either killing bacteria or stopping their reproduction, antibiotics help the body overcome infections. Antibiotics, introduced to medicine in the 20th century, have significantly reduced deaths from diseases like tuberculosis and pneumonia. However, they are ineffective against common cold or flu viruses. Therefore, we …

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Biology

Fungi Study Guide: Study Yeasts, Molds, Lichens, Symbiosis and Mycorrhizae

Fungi, a unique group of living organisms separate from plants and animals, include forms like yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. They are vital and indispensable in breaking down dead material, making nutrients available in the environment, and forming beneficial partnerships with plants. For instance, mycorrhiza enhances plant root absorption of water and nutrients. This introduction will …