What is Autotrophic Nutrition?

Autotrophic Nutrition

Autotrophic Nutrition The process by which plants collect essential components from the environment and synthesize food for themselves is known as autotrophic nutrition. It is the method where the energy is extracted by autotrophs in the presence or absence of light. Autotrophs like plants, algae, and bacteria use the process of Photosynthesis to get energy. … Read more

Difference between Mycoplasma and Bacteria

difference between mycoplasma and bacteria

Introduction Microorganisms are categorized under bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mycoplasma. Some of the microorganisms are disease-causing some are saprophytes or some are heterotopic in nature. The following article is about the difference between mycoplasma and bacteria. Mycoplasma and bacteria: Definition Definition of Mycoplasma Mycoplasma is an organism that is very small and is easily cultured … Read more

Differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms

Difference between gymnosperms and angiosperms

Introduction Plants are an integral part of our life and earth system. The plant kingdom is widely classified into Spermatophyte and Aspermatophyta. Spermatophyta, as the name suggests, includes plants that produce seeds during their life cycle.  Whereas Spermatophyta is those plants that are seedless. This spermatophyte is divided into two groups namely gymnosperms and angiosperms. … Read more

Difference between Active and Passive immunity

Difference between active and passive immunity

Immunity Definition It is the ability of a body to fight against disease-causing microorganisms is called immunity. the following article is about the Difference between active and passive immunity. Immunity Classification Immunity is broadly divided into two main categories Innate immunity Acquired immunity. Innate immunity Another name for innate immunity is inborn immunity is refers … Read more

Plasma membrane: Definition and Composition

Plasma membrane

Definition A plasma membrane is defined as a covering or envelope which encloses almost all types of cells whether it is plant or animal. It is also known as the cell membrane, cytoplasmic membrane, or cell or plasma lamella. The term Cell membrane was coined by Nageli and Carmer in 1855. Composition of plasma membrane … Read more

Virus difference: animal, plant, & bacteriophage

virus difference

Difference between animal, plant virus, and bacteriophage Viruses are very small even smaller than bacteria and are mainly parasitic in nature. Depending upon the host, they are widely categorized under three different types namely animal, plant viruses, and bacteriophage. Although all of them have basic similarities depending on the host type and genetic material these … Read more

Types of viruses: structure, classification and reproduction

Types of viruses

Introduction There is no nomenclature system for virus classification since they are not considered truly living. As we all know living organisms have a definite cellular structure. That raises an interesting question of what actually viruses are. And what are the types of viruses and their structure? Viruses are named according to the type of … Read more

Types and simple definition for viruses and structure

definition for viruses

Virus definition In Latin, the word virus means poisonous or venomous fluid coined by Dmitri Ivanowsky (1892). He recognized certain microbes causing mosaic diseases of tobacco are smaller than that of bacteria. These are very very minute submicroscopic biological entities. Thus, definition for viruses is that it does not have any cellular organelles but definitely … Read more

Mitochondria Powerhouse of the cell

mitochondria powerhouse of the cell

Introduction The mitochondria powerhouse of the cell. It is a semi-autonomous cellular organelle that generates ATP which are the energy-rich compounds and are the main factors of the cell’s basic function. What is Mitochondria? Mitochondria is a double membrane-bound structure that is difficult to locate in a cell and requires a specific stain. Detail structure … Read more

Definition of cell, Theory, and Details

definition of cell

Definition of cell The definition of the cell is simple, “It is the fundamental, structural, and functional unit of all living organisms“. Anton Von Leeuwenhoek first discovered the cell. What is a Cell theory? Malthias Schleiden (German Botanist) on Plants and Theodore Schwann (British Zoologist) on animals independently stated the cell theory in the years … Read more