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Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism - Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism Introduction The purpose of identifying an unknown microbial agent is so that the five “I’s” of Microbiology, which are, Inoculation, Incubation, Isolation, Inspection and Identification can be practiced. Providing an unknown microbial agent tests the ability of ones skill of the above techniques and to accurately obtain the correct results and compare these results to biochemical test results that are already established. (Forrest & Elliott, 2012, p.111) Test used include the Gram Stain, the Streak Plate and Biochemical test such as the MR-VP, SIM, Phenylalanine Deaminase, Simmon’s Citrate along with the Carbohydrate Fermentation and Urease t...   [tags: microbiology, laboratory analysis]
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Government as a Living Organism - Within the American system of government, there is an innate need for a structure or agency that develops strategy and maintains power. “Ecology” is a term used to describe living organisms and their interactions between their natural and developed environment and was first applied to the field of public administration by the late Professor John M. Guas of Harvard University (Stillman, 2010). Using this view, the organization and its employees are like the structure of a living organism. The environment of the organization contributes to the establishment of the power that it will come to acquire or lose over its life....   [tags: Ecology, Agencies, Paths] 920 words
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Genetically Modified Organism Analysis - The common people of America could be partaking in a human experiment (“Genetically modified food: Panacea or poison?”). The number of people with health issues in the United States increases dramatically since the introduction if GMOs into American produce (“10 Reasons”). GMO stands for genetically modified organism, which are plants and animals that are genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other plants and animals. They are linked to various health problems and are in 80% of conventional processed foods (Renter)....   [tags: monsanto, gm foods, food poison]
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History Genetically Modified Organisms - Introduction What is Genetically Modified Organism. Plant Biotechnology is continuing its development within modern day science. With the increase understanding of scientific studies has led the improvement of plant productivity, quality and health. This understanding also contended potential issues on plant growth (Monsanto 2011). Plant biotechnology uses genetic engineering, which is the process of manipulating genes through isolation and reintroducing the DNA into the cell. This gave birth to Genetically Modified Organism, which are organism according to Dr....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organism]
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Controversial Issues Involving Genetically Modified Organism - America is moving fast towards a new era of an electrical day and age. Everyday we find ourselves face to face with new forms of technology that many of us have only read about it science fiction novels. Several people have begun to believe that too much technology is bad for civilization, and several other people believe that technology is necessary for civilians to move ahead, to achieve greater. However, the term biotechnology has caused a great uproar, both from excitement and from disgust. Our society has taken technology to a whole new level, and we have started engineering living objects to our advantage....   [tags: biotechnology, gmo, genetic alteration]
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The Organism Chlamydia Trachomatis - The Organism Chlamydia Trachomatis Chlamydia trachomatis is a small bacterium that cannot grow outside a living cell. In this respect it resembles a virus, but it is actually a very sophisticated organism. There are two other related organisms: Chlamydia psittaci is widespread in animals and can be transmitted to humans. This organism in humans is an uncommon cause of severe pneumonia particularly when acquired from infected birds of the parrot (Psittacine) family, and occasionally of abortion following contact with infected sheep....   [tags: Papers] 675 words
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My Favorite Microbe: Naegleria Fowleri - The microbe Naegleria fowleri was first identified from a fatal case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in Australia in 1961. In 1965, three further cases of fatal PAM were found, from which clinical and laboratory investigations pointed to a relation with acute bacterial meningitis among the cases of an unknown etiology. According to Fowler and Carter (1965), when post-death examinations of the bodies were performed researchers found that “microscopically the meningeal exudate consisted of about equal proportions of neutrophil leukocytes and chronic inflammatory cells, amongst which small, often degenerate amoebae were sparsely distributed” (p.740)....   [tags: Biology, Organism]
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How Organism Learn: Classical And Operant Conditioning - How Organism Learn: Classical and Operant Conditioning There are two main explanations of how organisms learn. The first explanation is known as classical conditioning. The second explanation is known as operant conditioning. These two types of learning are exhibited in our everyday lives through our home, school, and school. Classical conditioning was discovered by Iran Petrovich Pavlov. He was originally a physiologist whose main focus was the digestive system (Gazzaniga 230). His discovery was made during a study on the salivation of dogs when given food....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Usefulness of the Analogy Between Society and a Biological Organism - The Usefulness of the Analogy Between Society and a Biological Organism One set of sociologist that use the Biological or Organic analogy of societies are the Functionalists. Functionalism first emerged in Europe in the 19th Century. The French sociologist Emile Durkheim was the most influential of all the early functionalists. The theory became the dominant theoretical perspective in the 1940's and 1950. The functionalist theory is that within society there are many small parts that have to work together to maintain the society....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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How useful is ‘structural functionalism’ or ‘society as an organism’ as theoretical frameworks in considering the problem of ‘death’ as a sociological - The essay will critically analyse theoretical accounts of society, in particular how useful they are in understanding how death is viewed socially in the West. It will be argued that all different theoretical models of society can be useful, but that the model ‘society as an organism’, which emphasises symbolic interactionism, is often more useful than structural functionalism on its own. My analysis will start with a look a critique of structural functionalism, using Durkheim’s analysis of suicide (1953) as an example....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Vestigial Organs: Common Descent by Charles Darwing - “Vestigial Organ” is a term used to describe organs or functions that due to the course of evolution no longer have a use. The idea of useless organs had been around long before Charles Darwin, but his idea for why they were there was the one that stuck. In his book “The Descent of Man” Darwin named a few organs that were considered absolutely useless or had very little service such as wisdom teeth, the appendix, the spleen, and the hind leg bones in whales. While functions of some of these parts such as the appendix and spleen have been discovered, Evolutionists still believe that vestigial are great evidence for the evolution....   [tags: no use, evolution, organism]
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Religious Groups That Reject Medical Treatment in Favor of Prayer - Healing, the process of restoring health to an organism, to make whole again. This is a process that has been performed for many years, by many means. Since before time was recorded people have found new ways to heal one another. A person gets sick or broken, and they want to be healed. That is the way of human nature. Healing happens in almost every tissue of the body, and is a vital part of life. So why is it such a huge conflict. Because of the means by which people choose to provide healing....   [tags: organism, human, body]
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Overview Of The Immune System - Every day special cells, tissues, proteins and organs which made overall immune system defend against microorganisms, germs and viruses which enter our body. Immune system is system which is able to prevent organism and kill the pathogens. Most of time immune system has dual system in properties and has capacity to identify self and non-self organisms (1). For instance, immune system can be general or specific, natural or adaptive (sometimes called innate or acquired), cell mediated or humoral, active or passive and also primary and secondary (2)....   [tags: Human Organism Defense]
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Investigating the Effect the Surface Area of an Organism on the Rate of Heat Loss - Investigating the Effect the Surface Area of an Organism on the Rate of Heat Loss Introduction ============ The surface area: volume ratio of an organism gets larger as the organism gets smaller. As the surface area of an organism is what affects heat loss, you are unlikely to get small animals such as insects in the North Pole and large animals such as polar bears in the desert but you do get large animals such as elephants in the desert and small animals such as rabbits in the arctic....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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The Hox Genes - The Hox genes are a set of related genes that code for transcription factors involved in determining the general body plan of an organism along the anterior to posterior axis. One unique feature of the hox gene is that its function and presence is highly conserved in a wide range of species, including the model organism Drosophila, amphibians, and mammals. Because of such a high level of homology amongst species where this gene cluster exists, conducting research using model organisms containing the hox gene cluster can lead to relevant discoveries in higher organisms and help to better understand evolutionary diversity....   [tags: axis, organism, drosophila]
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Review the Role of Amoeba in Human Disease - Introduction Free-living amoebae (FLA) are eukaryotic organism found ubiquitously in nature (Khan N.A, 2006). They are present in soil (dust), air and water providing amoeba multiple opportunities to spread (Cateau et al, 2014). These can be pathogenic or non-pathogenic. Pathogenic FLA can invade and cause opportunistic and non-opportunistic infections in humans, which are found in the genus Naegleria Fowleri, Balamuthia Mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba, and Sappinia Pedata (Gianinazzi et al, 2009; Khan N.A, 2006)....   [tags: Free Living Amoebae, Eukaryotic Organism]
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Production of anti-apoptotic Proteins by cancer cells - Apoptosis is a form of cell death which is an essential process for growth and development of multi cellular organism and removes damaged cells to prevent inflammation (Madeo, Frohlich et al. 1997). In addition, apoptosis can be morphologically characterized by cell shrinkage, chromatin condensation, and formation of apoptotic complex (Madeo, Frohlich et al. 1997,Qi, Kim, et al. 2013).The main biochemical characteristics of apoptosis include caspase activation and DNA fragmentation (Madeo, Frohlich et al....   [tags: Cell Death, Multi Cellular Organism]
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Benefits and hindrances of Algae - Algae is "a plant or plantlike organism of any several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms", and it is most commonly seen in areas where it is moist, or damp, and can grow on both land and water. Algae is most commonly seen and found in places such as on rocks or in lakes or ponds. Algae is a type of organism that although, can be very beneficial to the environment, it can also be one that can cause harm to humans as well. Some benefits and hindrances of algae are that it is a form of micro-logical biomass, and it is also not seen to be likely but it can also purify waste waters as well, but to the negatives its toxins that...   [tags: plantlike organism, plant, oxygenate water]
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Description of Six Seawater Facts - The Earth’s oceans salinity is always fluctuating due to a few factors. Weather is a determining factor in measuring salinity because salt does not evaporate and will remain in the ocean. Some rivers are constantly running fresh water into our ocean. Factors such as snowfall or ice melt will also have an impact on ocean salinity as it finds its way to the ocean. One interesting thing I found out was that the runoff from the Amazon is so extensive that in some places salt does not exist for up to a mile offshore....   [tags: salinity, oceans, seawater, marine organism] 801 words
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Bioluminescence in Deep Sea Creatures - Science Bioluminescence in Deep Sea Creatures Did you know that ninety percent of deep sea dwellers are able to give off light straight from their bodies. The light emission from a living organism in the ocean is known as bioluminescence. As a human race we need to dig deeper into the study of these creatures in hopes of fully understanding what bioluminescence is, why is it being used, and how can it help us. Bioluminescence is a mixture of chemicals inside a living thing that glows and generally lives in the twilight zone of the ocean....   [tags: light emission, living organism, ocean]
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Organism Profile: The Northern White-tailed Deer - The Northern White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is one of the largest wild animals in the northeastern area of the United States. This species can be upwards of four feet tall and weigh over 300 pounds. Typically, this animal is found in forests, fields, and brush areas in the Northern region. In warmer months the White-tailed deer have a reddish brown coat with a white belly. In the winter months this deer’s coat changes to a gray-brown color. The male deer in this species are known as “bucks” and have antlers on their heads that can span upwards of three feet across....   [tags: deer populations, species, habitat, diet]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - Introduction Recently, there has been a huge uprise in reports from all over the world of new diseases that have affected much of the population today. Diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and so much more have been on the rise. Researchers have suspected the culprit of these diseases to be our food. Along with the diseases, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has also been on the rise. The more poor food we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - What would it be like to eat a banana and receive a vaccine at the same time. What about obtaining your entire daily iron requirement from a cup of rice. Finally, wouldn’t it be amazing to have fruits and vegetables with a longer shelf life. No matter how futuristic these ideas seem, all of them and so many more are achievable or already have been achieved through production of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. With all of these great possibilities, including bettering the environment, improving the economy, and raising the standard of living for millions around the world with negligible setbacks and opposition, how is it possible to say no to this science....   [tags: genetic engeneering, vaccines, organisms]
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Use of Media to Expose the Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - What does a soybean, canola, cotton seed and corn all have in common. They are the most common genetically modified foods sold on the market today. The process of genetically modified foods starts by using one organism and inserting or modifying the DNA of another organism. Genetically altered foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat of health implications that they cause. A You Tube documentary piece called Hidden dangers of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) is an Iconographic genre that touches on the controversial issues that the dangers GMO’s can have on our health and the health of animals....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs] 1804 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Our Only Hope to Feed Seven Billion People - Modern Agriculture Farming experienced little change from the end of the medieval age until the middle of the twenty-first century. (Baker, 2014) When the tractor became the common farm tool and replaced the horse, crop yields remained much the same. (Baker, 2014) From 1866 until 1938, corn yields in the United States were reported at 30 bushels an acre. This, when compared to medieval yields, is not much higher than a good growing year in medieval times. (Baker, 2014) Innovation was drastically stalled by the Second World War and the Korean conflict....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms Essays]
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Importance of Living Modified Organisms and Genetically Modified Organisms - We possibly overlook the microorganisms when thinking of LMO since plants and animals probably will first come to our mind. With the development of recombinant DNA technology, metabolic potentials of microorganisms are being explored. Nowadays, genetically modified microorganisms (GMMs) have vast applications in human and animal health, bioremediation, and in industries such as food and textiles. The first GMM, specifically E. coli, was made in the 1970s (Teisha, 2013). A few years later, GMMs which produced essential human proteins were churned out by researchers (Teisha, 2013)....   [tags: animals, dna technology]
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Genetically Modified Organisms are Safe - In this day and age Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have become a topic of large interest in the media. GMOs are defined as an organism whose genetic structure has been altered by incorporating a gene that will express a desirable trait (Dresbach et. al 2013). Often times these traits that are selected are either beneficial to the consumer or producer. Currently, GMOs are being created at a higher rate than ever before and are being used in the foods that we eat. This has created a large amount of debate on local, national, and international levels about the safety of genetically modified foods to human health....   [tags: GMOs]
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The Downside of Genetically Modified Organisms - Although having seeds that can thrive in extreme environments may sound like a good idea, the side effects may change one’s opinion. GMO’s aren’t as good as they seem because they may contain a high level of allergens, they have killed and deformed some test subjects, and they haven’t had as strict tests as they should. Because these products do not have a designated label explaining what they contain, a high level of allergens can cause serious problems with some people when they ingest them unknowingly....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Analysis of Genetically Modified Organisms - Walking into a store and your eyes are assaulted by bright yellow stickers on everything. They read, “Caution may contain GMOs”. They like flashing billboards that send people running in the other direction, but must people really don’t know what they are running from. They don’t know what they are, what their benefits are. They have only heard one side of the story. They don’t really know what GMOs are, let alone what benefit they have not only to use, but to third world countries as well. Often people think that GMOs are terrible, yet they don’t even know what GMO stands for, or their history....   [tags: gmo, genetically modified, gm foods ] 886 words
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The Danger of Genetically Modified Organisms - How well do we know the food we are eating. Ever wondered whether these foods are safe. In the recent years, people have become more aware of how genetically modified foods have substituted our diets with altered foods -- to which little we know about the long term effects on humans. These food being fed to us is called Genetic Modified Organism or GMOs. Just in 2012, prop 37 was proposed in California, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food, with some exceptions....   [tags: Morgellons, Rat Experiments]
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Organisms Used In The Study of Aging - Caenorhabditis elegans are free-living nematodes that live in soils rich in organic matter where they feed on bacteria and other microorganisms (Edgley, 2000). C. elegans are good model organisms for the study of aging because they have the advantage of being complex animals, with nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems, and yet so small that they can be treated like microorganisms. C. elegans live only two to three weeks, allowing for lifespan to be measured easily and for experiments to be carried out in a short period of time (Gems, 2009).Gerontogenes, many that increase lifespan, have been discovered among different taxa, such as C....   [tags: Biology] 1035 words
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The Idea of Endosymbiotic Organisms - Many theories have surrounded the concept of evolution and how organisms have developed and evolved. Darwin, known as the founder of evolution, was documented as the first biologist to propose how evolution and genetic variation occurred in different organisms. Darwin’s theory of evolution focuses on the competing relationships among the same species; which in this theory, is the cause of genetic variation ultimately resulting in evolution. Furthermore, this means, that the competition among organisms result in genetic diversity, causing the development of all different types of life forms....   [tags: evolution, charles darwin, genetic variation] 593 words
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Transgenic Organisms in the Agricultural World - What are transgenic organisms. How are they made. Are they safe. Are they a good source of food. These are all questions that are asked about transgenic organisms. Through this paper we will discuss these questions and give viable answers. We will look in detail into the role these organisms play in today’s society. Transgenic organisms are organisms that have been genetically modified through the insertion of DNA from one organism into the genome of another organism (WiseGeek, 2011). In our case the organisms are agricultural plants that are being modified to produce a desired phenotype....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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The Risks of Genetically Modified Organisms - What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). A Genetically Modified Organism is an organism that has had its genetic material changed through the insertion of a foreign gene into it. Although GMOs have only been in use in the past twenty years, they constitute the majority of the American food supply. What is even more shocking is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently does not require safety testing for GMOs. In 1992, according to Mae-Wan Ho, director of the Institute of Science in Society and Science Advisor to the Third World Network, and Lim Li Ching, a researcher at the Institute of Science in Society and the deputy-editor of Science in Society magazine, the FDA decide...   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Organisms and Food - The term GMO or Genetically Modified Organism refers to an individual form of life in which the genome is changed or modified through genetic engineering. In other words, the DNA from an organism is modified in a laboratory and then inserted into another organism’s genome for the purpose of producing positive traits that would be useful, creating a new organism. This science of genetic manipulation has been utilized for many different purposes. One important area in which it is controversial is agriculture....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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The importance of Living Modified Organisms ( LMO) - The importance of LMO Since human population has increased dramatically, the demand for food is increasing also to fulfil the myriad population. Moreover, climate changes caused the natural disasters like flood and drought to happen more often, resulting in uncontrollable disruption to crops and livestocks. Hence, to overcome these problems, scientists come out with a solution, Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) which is also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). One of the intentions of LMOs is to overcome food crisis....   [tags: climate change, genetically modified organisms]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Facts - Introduction Any organism which has its genetic sequence altered by insertion of a piece of foreign genetic material is considered to be a genetically modified organism, or simply, GMO. The recombinant DNA technology (or gene cloning) allows such modification by using enzymes that are naturally found in almost all organisms. A restriction enzyme is used to cut a specific DNA segment of a ‘donor’ genome and to generate sticky ends in the ‘host’ genome. The cut-up portion is then joined between the sticky sites by the help of a DNA ligase enzyme which stitches them together....   [tags: GMOs]
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Nutrition in Living Organisms - Nutrition is the essential organic nutrients living organisms require for growth, maintenance, reproduction and repair. This is an essential process for the organism’s survival. Living organisms require energy to survive; this energy is derived from nutrients, or food. Ingestion, digestion, absorption and excretion are the stages of processing food. Heterotrophs are organisms which cannot synthesise their own food and are therefore totally reliant on organic substances for nutrition. Animals are heterotrophs and are divided into three categories; herbivores, carnivores and omnivores depending on how they obtain their food....   [tags: Biology ]
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Microalgae as a Live Food for Feeding of Aquatic Organisms - The use of microalgae as a live food for feeding of aquatic organisms well documented by several researchers (Cho and et al., 1999; Zhu, et al., 1997; Luyen, et al., 2007; Rivero-Rodríguez, et al., 2007; Duerr, et al., 1998; Brown, et al., 1997). In mariculture, microalgae either directly support all growth stages of bivalves, and larval stages of crustaceans and fish or indirectly are fed to artemia or rotifers, which are then fed on to later larval/ juveniles stages of crustacean and fish larvae through providing essential nutrients and other growth promoting factors (Cho and et al., 1999).Therefore, the nutritional property of microalgae offered to feed aquatic animals is crucial especial...   [tags: microalgae, aquatic organisms, animals, ] 633 words
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UV Radiation on Organisms - This project is significant because it could help bring about a better understanding of, how UV wave lengths affect the people and the hole in the ozone layer. By determining the effects of UV on Artemia Salina we come closer to alleviating the effects of UV radiation on organisms. In the future this could lead to better UV protection technology. IV: UV exposure in seconds DV: Mortality Rate DV2: Growth Rate it mm/day H1=the UV radiation will kill more Shrimp the longer they are exposed to it....   [tags: Research Analysis] 862 words
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Genetically Engineered Organisms - Genetically Engineered Organisms Without vigorous experimentation or public consent genetically modified foods have been introduced into our daily kitchens without much notice from the general public. Widespread use of genetically modified (GM) seeds began in 1996 and since then has spread to cover 167 million acres around the world; two-thirds of that quantity being in America (Figure 1). Figure 1 Monsanto is the main developer of these seeds and controls over 90% of the American market, alerting a possible crisis in the democratic system....   [tags: seeds, monsanto, food]
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Disease Organisms - Disease Organisms By Section 1 Part A: i) Disease: A disease is an impairment of normal bodily functions caused by infection or stress. It produces symptoms such as illness or general sickness. Parasitism: A symbiotic relationship between a parasitic organism and its host. The parasite benefits from the relationship but the host is usually harmed. The parasite will derive nutrition from their host and may gain other benefits such as shelter. Parasititism differs from parasitoidism in that the host is never deliberately killed by the parasite....   [tags: Pathology Definitions]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - Imagine living on a farm. It is cold most of the year, but for a few months you are able to grow some corn to feed your family, and occasionally if you are lucky you can sell it in town to make some money. It is hard work for what seems like a little reward. You must often deal with insects eating many of the corn stalks, and your corn doesn’t do well in cold temperatures, so you must harvest it before the cold weather starts again. You have to plow much of your field to plant this corn, and it takes much effort to look after it....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - Scientists have been changing genomes of plants and animals by integrating new genes from a different species through genetic engineering, creating a genetically modified organism (GMO). Consumers in America have been eating GMOs since 1996, when they went on the market. There are benefits to genetically modifying crop plants, as it improves the crop quality and increases yield, affecting the economy and developing countries. But there are also negative effects from GMOs. Consumption of GMOs has various health effects on both body systems of animals and humans....   [tags: crops, GMO, plants]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - Genetically modified Organism's have been prominate in our food supply for over twenty years. Over these years the way we produce livestock and produce has dramatically changed for the worst. GMO’s were created in a lab, where Scientist would literally force foreign DNA into a crop. This completely changes the genetic makeup of these crop. Why do they do this. They wanted to make a crop more resistant to weather, bugs, and lasted longer. The FDA allowed companies, like Monsanto, to add them to our food supply without any significant testing....   [tags: food supply, cross breeding, ]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Our World - The use of transgenic organisms can be extremely beneficial, especially in the agriculture industry. Some people have problems with using genetically altered food to feed the population. However, there are many benefits in transgenic organism use in agriculture, that it would be an enormous waste not to take advantage of the technology that has become available in recent years. As the CEO of Monsanto, a biotechnology firm that searches for new agricultural innovations to make our world more sustainable, I firmly believe that transgenic organisms greatly benefit the world in which we live by increasing crop production, conserving energy, and improving the lives of people in every community....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Genetically Modified Organisms and the Monsanto Company - ... GMO’s were presented in the early 1990’s, the idea was to help everyday farmers that struggle with famines, harsh weather conditions, and production. The process was to genetically alter the bio-chemical makeup of grains by adding different chemicals, bacteria, and organisms to encourage growth. After many experiments and tests, Monsanto still had one problem. There was still the problem of insects, Monsanto had used many pesticides to attempt to stop the consumption of vegetation. The mistake was that the crops were then decaying due to the pesticides that was sprayed....   [tags: Crops, Business, Injustice ] 616 words
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Classification of Organisms - Taxonomy is the study of the classification of organisms, it is the organization (separation) of all the known organisms into groups based on their shared features, these groups are then organized into further, larger groups. These groups are all referred to as Taxa (Taxon - singular). The taxa used in taxonomy are: Species, Genus, Family, Order, Class, Phylum and kingdom, each group getting larger going form species to kingdom. Taxa Used in Taxonomy ===================== Species ------- Organisms That are able to interbreed, producing fertile offspring are considered to be of the same species, this taxon can also be divided into subspecies and then...   [tags: Taxonomy Essays] 1170 words
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Different Types of Biological Adaptation Throughout History - In textbooks, adaptation, specifically biological adaptation, is usually defined as the method an organism adopts to better survive in its environment and reproduce. In scholarly papers, however, adaptation isn’t always as simple as that. An adaptation can be a structure that gives advantage to an organism over other similar organisms, or a behavior that helps the organism survive in its environment against predators. Sometimes even the adaptation itself wasn’t originally intended for its current biological role, or how it is used in the organism’s environment; this adaptation is sometimes called preadaptation (Kardong, 2006)....   [tags: Organisms, Evolution]
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Genetically Modified Organisms, Not Genetically Modified People - Genetic engineering is the process of transferring a gene from one living organism to another living organism. The objective is to add one or more desirable traits that the organism doesn’t originally have. An example is to transfer insect resistance traits occurring naturally in one plant to another that doesn’t have this trait. (reference 1) Example of how genetic engineering is carried out. Genetic engineering works by physically removing a gene from one organism with the desirable trait and inserting it into an other organism....   [tags: GMOs]
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The Nature of Disease Causing Organisms - The nature of DISEASE CAUSING ORGANISMS and the mechanisms employed by man to combat these organisms. What is disease. A disease is a disturbance in the normal structure or function of an organism, group of organisms or the entire body. Diseases affect different organisms in different ways, they may be temporary, they may be chronic, or they may be terminal. They may even be localized or widespread through an entire body. Many diseases have been eradicated, but, some have no cure. Humans and other vertebrates have a system of specific immunity to combat disease....   [tags: essays research papers] 446 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Impact on Society and the Environment - It is wise for one to be skeptical of new technology, when this technology is untested. However, if these ideas and products are then proven to be safe and beneficial, it is important to accept them, to continue the evolution and betterment of the human race. Sometimes it is hard for a society to accept a radical technological change, as is the case with genetic engineering. Despite decades of studies and implementation of genetically modified organisms without a single case of health or safety issues, environmental groups and many governments vehemently oppose genetically modified foods (Reville)....   [tags: genetic engineering ,modified food, health]
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Organisms: Radiation-Resistant Extremophiles and Their Potential in Biotechnology - Introduction Most organisms on earth are able to live in their habitat under certain conditions. Others are able to live under very extreme conditions like extreme temperatures, pH, salinity, pressure and radiation just to name a few. These organisms are called extremophiles and they are polyphyletic. According to (Singh et al. 2011), microorganisms, but specifically bacteria are especially well adapted for surviving extreme conditions. Lately scientists have become very intrigued by extremophiles because of their biotechnological and commercial value to humans....   [tags: biotechnical, commercial value]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Modifying the World’s Industries - The founding of genetically modified organisms was extended through the course of many years. It began in 1865 when Gregor Mendel observed hereditary characteristics in pea plants. Nearly forty years later, Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky was the first person to isolate DNA, or “factors”, as Mendel defined it, in its pure state (Life Sciences Foundation, Purification of DNA). This revelation sparked the start to DNA innovations. After the discovery of DNA’s structure by Watson and Crick, scientists continued to crack the code, and DNA modification became possible when Professor Herbert Boyer created recombinant DNA (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Paul Berg, Herbert W....   [tags: Health RIsks, Environment, Agriculture]
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The Harm of Genetically Modified Organisms - The Harm of Genetically Modified Organisms Genetic Modification is when the genetic make-up of a living organism is altered (1). This can be done by changing an existing section of DNA or by inserting a new gene (4). Genetic Modification began in the late 1970’s (6). It can be used between different species for example from a plant to a human or an animal to a human. It is often used to enhance the flavour of foods as well as to improve the size and quantity of foods like tomatoes....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 1017 words
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Evolution of organisms shows the development of structure to function - Grouping of organisms according to the similar anatomy helps to understand their evolution and how those organisms have being developed over millions of years. Similarly, structures of organisms have developed over years to function better to survive on the earth. Even though some organisms are unicellular, while some are multicelliular, both types of organisms have got particular structure to function that helps to fulfill their needs. Thus, structure and function of the organisms, including humans, portray the incredible creations of the nature (Campbell et al....   [tags: Evolution]
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The Role Of Water In Living Organisms - Water has a great number of roles in living organisms, this is largely to do with the structure and covalent bonding in a single water molecule, and between water molecules. Around 75% of the earth is covered in water, and it is reffered to as the most important Biochemical. Its chemical symbol is: H2O In a water molecule there are two bonding pairs and two non-bonding pairs of electrons. These four pairs of electrons repel one another, forming a tetrahedral pattern. Because they repel they are as far from each other as possible....   [tags: Biology Essays] 597 words
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How Organisms Evolved From a Common Ancestors - One of the most important principles of biology is the main idea of evolution. This theory states, “that all living organisms have evolved from a common ancestor through natural selection acting on hereditary variation” (Reece, 2011). Many people today, know humans have evolved from a common ancestor; but they do not recognize the importance of it. Everyone should be educated about how organisms evolved because humans have evolved throughout many centuries. Charles Darwin had many theories that incorporated the main principle of biology, natural selection and evolution....   [tags: natural selection, biology, charles darwin]
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Should Genetically Modified Organisms Foods Be Labeled? - Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Three words (or letters) that can incite arguments between even the most rational individuals. However this paper is not a discussion on the safety, or lack thereof, of GMOs. Instead, it looks at the costs versus benefits of labeling genetically modified foods. Technically genetically modified (GM) means “any change to the heritable traits of an organism achieved by intentional manipulation” (Premanandh 37). Though when using the designation genetically modified in reference to food, it commonly refers to the transgenic modification of the organism’s genome in a laboratory for the purpose of enhancing desirable traits....   [tags: health, food, nutrition]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Food - Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Tomatoes, soy beans and McDonald’s French fries- what all of these things have in common. They are all some of the most commonly genetically modified foods on the market today. With scientists in the race to invent newer and better everythings, genetically modified organisms, or “GMOs” have become a hot topic of research in just the past 10 years. By using the genetic information from one organism, or the “DNA” and splicing it with the DNA of another, scientists can make food crops grow bigger, stay fresh longer, or even create their own pesticides....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 1010 words
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Mandatory Genetically Modified Organisms Labeling and Revisions to Regulation - Ears of corn sit on the countertop and mouths salivate in anticipation. The corn is slathered in butter, sprinkled with a dash of seasoning, and placed on the hot grill. All of a sudden, blood-curdling shrieks of pain erupt from beneath the cover of the grill as the ears of corn plead to be let out. Startled, the cook opens the grill and gasps in shock at the sight before his eyes. It seems the corn has developed actual ears and a face. Next time, it might be wise to check for a food label, perhaps reading “Frankenfood.” The problem is, these transgenic foods don’t require labels....   [tags: potencial risks, transgenic crops]
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Model Organisms - During the course of the past thirty years, the study of model organisms has become more significant in the study of embryological development. A model organism is a species that is easy to cultivate and monitor in a laboratory environment and is used to represent broad groups of organisms. Examples of successful and important model organisms include the Ascidia, Zebrafish, and Medeka species. Through intense researching of these organisms, scientists have been able to gain valuable insight into the developmental processes of many complex vertebrates, including humans....   [tags: Biology] 768 words
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Drug-Resistant Organisms - Drug-Resistant Organisms (DRO’s) are bacteria and other organisms that have developed a resistance to certain drugs. In other words, a particular dug is no longer able to kill or control a specific bacteria or organism. Other terms used to describe this situation include antibiotic resistance, antibacterial resistance and antimicrobial resistance. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2003) Sixty-six percent of patients with acute sinusitis grow at least 1 pathogenic bacterial species on sinus aspirates, while 26-30% percent of patients have multiple predominant bacterial species....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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An Account of ATP Production in Living Organisms - An Account of ATP Production in Living Organisms All cells must do work to stay alive and maintain their cellular environment. The energy needed for cell work comes from the bonds of ATP. Cells obtain their ATP by oxidizing organic molecules, a process called cellular respiration. Glucose is the primary fuel molecule for the cells of living organisms. Every living organism must do cell respiration. Most eukaryotic organisms are aerobic. Aerobic respiration is required in order to obtain enough energy (ATP) from the oxidations of fuel molecules to survive....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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The Dilemma of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - The practice of creating transgenic organisms has always been a controversial subject. Although there will always be environmentalists and religious groups who will oppose genetic engineering, overall it is accepted throughout the world. Today, scientists have created many ways of genetically modifying animals for various uses. Scientists have invented ways to change genes in many animals to make them live longer, be healthier, reach sexual maturity faster, and to have higher reproductive yields....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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The Destruction of Delicate Ecosystems: Increase in Jellyfish Population - ... Sadly but not surprisingly with the amount of pollution pumped into the ocean this number still continues to increase with more then 530 identified as well as 228 sites showing signs of becoming dead zones in 2011. Dead zones can be found all over the world with many of them located off the east coast of USA and throughout Northern Europe with almost every coastal nation having a least 1. What’s worse is that at the current rate by the end of the century dead zones may form for thousands of kilometres....   [tags: organisms, oceans, pollution] 3290 words
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Evolution Through the Influence of God - Controversy of the origin of life has increased. People feel evidence is necessary to determine a faith and many fear going against the word of God or nature of science. These people have established their own “religion” or belief called the intelligent design theory. Through a combination of scientific evidence and Biblical moralities, the intelligent design theory was established to accommodate believers in the divine Christ and the theory of evolution. This group believes that evolution is occurring, but that God created the start of all life....   [tags: evolution, organisms, creationism]
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The Meaning of Ecology and Ecosystems - The meaning of Ecology is the connection that exists between living organisms and their environment. From the largest animal on Earth to the smallest, they all share our world with us. The ecosystem is connected by the flow of matter and energy and as organisms eat and dispose of matter it supplies them to sustain life. Across the planet various densities of uneven configurations accumulate minerals and nutrients. For example “Energy necessary for all life processes reaches the earth in the form of sunlight....   [tags: environment, ecosystem, organisms, energy]
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Bioremediation with the Use of Genetically Engineered Bacteria, Serratia Marcescens - Bioremediation: The word “remediate” means to solve a problem, so the word “bioremediation” refers to the use of biological organisms to solve an environmental problem. Bacteria, fungi, protists and other microorganisms in a non-polluted environment are constantly breaking down organic matter, and when the soil is polluted, some of the organisms may die, but others will still be able to break down the pollutants. Bioremediation provides organisms that can consume the pollutants with fertilizer, oxygen, and other conditions to encourage the rapid growth of these organisms....   [tags: envrionment problem, organisms]
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Xerosotmia and genetic engineering - All around the globe, predominantly in the United States and in Europe, there are technological advances in science that affects the way people live. In recent years, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced people’s diet with genetically altered foods, which has affected human health. In a broad view, GMOs are created by splicing genes of different species that are combined through genetic engineering, consequently improving the resulting organism. Large corporations who choose to use Xerosotmia i i make larger profits with less time and effort involved (ABNE)....   [tags: biology, genetically modified organisms]
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