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  What Is a Microbe?
Microbe is a term for tiny creatures that individually are too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
Microbes include bacteria (back-tear-ee-uh), archaea (are-key-uh), fungi (fun-jeye) and protists (pro-tists).
To solve the case of what a microbe is, we have to use tools such as high-power microscopes.
www.microbe.org /microbes/what_is.asp   (246 words)

 Microbe Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Microbes live in the soil, on rocks, inside roots, buried under miles of Earth, in compost piles and toxic waste, and all over the Earth's surface.
Microbes are found in boiling hot springs and on frozen snowfields.
The Microbe Zoo portion of this resource was created by people in the Comm Tech Lab and the Center for Microbial Ecology as well as by the generous contributions of images from many scientists at Michigan State University.
microbes.otago.ac.nz /scifest/micrzoo/home.html   (295 words)

 Microbe's genome reveals insights into ocean ecology
Rockville, MD - Unexpected findings about the genetic makeup of a marine microbe have given scientists a new perspective on how bacteria make a living in the ocean — a view that may prove useful in wider studies of marine ecology.
Analysis of the genome sequence also showed that the microbe has adapted in ways that allow it to take advantage of so-called ocean "hot spots" — microscopic areas of the ocean that are rich in organic matter, typically related to living and dead microbial cells.
One unexpected finding from the genomic analysis was evidence of "lithoheterotrophy," the ability of marine bacteria that typically rely on organic carbon fixed by primary producers as their source of cell material to also use inorganic compounds (in this case, carbon monoxide and sulfur) for energy.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-12/tifg-m121304.php   (886 words)

 MICROBE PHOBIA: Treatment and Hope
To add insult to an already distressing condition, most microbe phobia therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear.
microbe phobia will likely cost you tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime, let alone the cost to your health and quality of life.
1: microbe phobia: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of microbes, despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
www.changethatsrightnow.com /problem_detail.asp?SDID=6361:1408   (1378 words)

 MICROBE FEAR: Treatment and Hope
To add insult to an already distressing condition, most microbe fear therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear.
microbe fear will likely cost you tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime, let alone the cost to your health and quality of life.
1: microbe fear: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of microbes, despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
www.changethatsrightnow.com /problem_detail.asp?SDID=4976:1408   (1378 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Life Project - Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
One of medicine's most important microbes, S. coelicolor belongs to a family of bacteria that produces most of the natural antibiotics in use today, including tetracycline and erythromycin.
The microbe is able to convert hydrogen sulfide to sulfate and may have industrial applications, such as wastewater treatment.
This microbe is a cyanobacterium, which are aquatic and photosynthetic.
www.eolproject.org:8080 /alphaindex.jsp?char=s   (860 words)

 Genome of Undersea Microbe Surfaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Diversa plans to use the microbe's genetic information to engineer industrial chemicals that work in extreme environments, such as enzymes that break down harmful substances in oil wells.
The microbe's small genome and small number of genes could make it easier to genetically engineer.
Diversa hopes to engineer microbes that are mini-protein factories for drugs, thought this could be a long way off.
www.genomenewsnetwork.org /articles/10_03/nano.shtml   (455 words)

 Microbe Skin Infections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
microbe skin infections.Even though generic drugs are chemically identical to their branded counterparts, they are typically sold at substantial discounts from the branded price.
hexahedron cub microbe skin infections the tantalizing diverticulosis with blockading furcation.
Axiomatic microbe skin infections protoctist genus jacket the reanimated Nabalus with tartaric monorail.
www.alto-infotech.com /skin-infection/microbe-skin-infections.html   (1555 words)

 Hottest Life-Form Found: Microbe Thrives When Boiling
The microbe, known unofficially as Strain 121, is found where most such heat-loving microbes are found—several miles beneath the ocean surface, snuggled up in the walls of hydrothermal vents that spew mineral-enriched, scalding water.
Craig Cary, an expert on high-temperature microbes at the University of Delaware in Lewes, said the discovery of Strain 121 is an "incredible" feat.
But he suspects microbes that exceed the 121 degrees Celsius barrier are still to be found.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/05/0521_040521_extremeheat.html#main?id=518775   (949 words)

 Food Poisoning Microbe Targeted in New Studies / July 10, 2001 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
If a microbe can somehow cling to a food surface, it might be able to start a successful invasion.
That microbe causes an estimated 2 million illnesses, 10,000 hospitalizations and 100 deaths a year in this country.
Microbiologist Robert E. Mandrell and colleagues at the ARS Food Safety and Health Research Unit in Albany, Calif., are spying on Campylobacter jejuni, the most troublesome of the Campylobacter species.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/pr/2001/010710.htm   (359 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Microbe breaks temperature record
Strain 121, as it is known, was extracted from water gushing from super-hot springs at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
The microbe, about a hundred times smaller than a grain of sand, belongs to an ancient group of bacteria-like organisms known as archae.
The fact that the microbe can withstand the usual sterilisation procedure (autoclaving for 20 minutes at 121 C) is not thought to pose a health risk.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/3144397.stm   (432 words)

 GNN - Yellowstone Microbe Cleans Up Wastewater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Scientists have discovered a microbe in Yellowstone National Park that could be used to clean up wastewater, providing an economical and natural way for paper and clothes manufacturers to treat water before releasing it back into rivers and streams.
The microbe itself would not be used in the cleanup.
She and her colleagues accidentally stumbled across the microbe in samples they had collected from a Yellowstone hot spring on an expedition to find microbes that would help in processing sugar beats.
www.genomenewsnetwork.org /articles/2004/10/28/yellowstone.php   (460 words)

 The Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
The increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance is an outcome of evolution.
Resistant microbes, however, either alter their cell walls so penicillin can't bind or produce enzymes that dismantle the antibiotic.
When microbes began resisting penicillin, medical researchers fought back with chemical cousins, such as methicillin and oxacillin.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/795_antibio.html   (2762 words)

 ThinkGeek :: Plush Microbes
Microbes deserve their share of the glory, too.
This microbe is a baker, and a brewer -- and a scientist to boot.
Each 5-7 inch plush microbe comes with a instructional card that includes an actual picture of the microbe along with information about the microbe in its natural environment.
www.thinkgeek.com /cubegoodies/toys/6708   (470 words)

 Radiation-Resistant Organism Reveals Its Defense Strategies
However, a series of experiments showed that the microbe's repair enzymes were very similar to those existing in ordinary bacteria.
Avi Minsky of the Weizmann Institute of Science's Organic Chemistry Department found that the microbe's DNA is organized in a unique ring that prevents pieces of DNA broken by radiation from floating off into the cell's liquids.
This question led to the uncovering of another of the microbe's survival strategies: out of the four copies of DNA, there are always two or three tightly packed in a ring while the other copies are free to move about.
www.spacedaily.com /news/life-03c.html   (1108 words)

 Fried Man: Littlest Microbe Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Go to Asbestos Den for something brass of Glenn Reynolds's, a basketbal story (and that is not a typo), an evolutionary strategy for microbes, and the New York Times's ignorance of geography.
Something is definitely wrong at the ecosystem - the bottom microbes are still not changing and there are internal errors on detail pages - so I'm going to finish the microbes and then switch over to Technorati to find unlinked blogs.
Something is definitely wrong at the ecosystem - the bottom microbes are still not changing - so I'm going to finish the microbes and then switch over to Technorati to find unlinked blogs.
michael-friedman.com /archives/cat_littlest_microbe.html   (6463 words)

 Chocopoolp Software - Make music with your Palm!
Microbe, a compact and powerful music application for all the electronic genres
Microbe is an all-in one electronic music studio for PalmOSĀ© Handhelds.
Thanks to its 8 tracks drum machine, its 2 monophonic synthesizers and 18 effect plug-ins, it can generate a large palette of cool electronic sounds, rhythms and sequences.
www.chocopoolp.com /mi_index.php   (137 words)

 MICROBE: Micro-Benchmarking Toolkit for Java   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It is not a (yet another) Java benchmark - it is a set of software components that allows you to develop your own benchmarks fast and easy.
MICROBE is based on an observation that every benchmark suite consists of the same set of interconnected functional components:
The toolkit contains a rich set of atomic blocks (various benchmarking algorithms, data processors, statistic instruments, etc.) that may serve as a basis for arbirtrarily complex benchmark.
www.mathcs.emory.edu /~dawidk/microbe   (224 words)

 Stereolab: The First of the Microbe Hunters - PopMatters Music Review
It's unclear how Stereolab gained a Marxist reputation, but it may have something to do with their way of coyly subverting the postmodern paradigm of "style over substance" by pursuing substance through style.
Microbe Hunters is in the vein of Stereolab's blippier and boppier output that first crystalized on 1996's Emperor Tomato Ketchup, when the band's alternating line-up stabilized in a form that it has retained more or less ever since.
Microbe Hunters doesn't pave any new ground for the band and it's fairly mediocre by Stereolab standards, but its crisp, flaky compositions are still miles ahead of most in the indie arena.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/stereolab-first.shtml   (472 words)

 Microscope: How to Use It and Enjoy It Activity
Microbes are living things that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Some microbes cause colds or different strains of the flu while others are fungi that can make bread and other foods moldy.
Create a list of microbes that can be compared to familiar objects and explain their similarities.
www.eduplace.com /kids/sla/6/microscope_act.html   (442 words)

 Antimicrobial Agents | Aegis Microbe Shield - ÆGIS Environments
The ÆGIS Microbe Shield technology is used to protect home fashions as well as industrial and medical fabrics.
It is compatible with virtually all substrates, including natural and synthetic fibers and has been proven effective to control odor-causing bacteria and fungus in products around the world.
The ÆGIS Microbe Shield technology is durable and effective against the growth of mold in construction products from composite decking and OSB to drywall and carpeting.
www.microbeshield.com   (226 words)

 Plant-Microbe Interaction
In recent decades we have become to realise that there are symptomless, non-pathogenic, microbes living in tissues or in close contact with plants.
In some cases this evolutionary coexistence between plants and microbes has led up to complex and highly specific symbiosis or symbiosis like relationships between plants and microbes.
Therefore, research work on these microbes is a great challenge to the scientists, however, it simultaneously offers an opportunity to find completely new ways in plant production using the tools of the nature itself.
www.bioweb.fi   (3578 words)

 Microbes Teacher Resources - NBII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Features include: "What is a Microbe"; "The Microbe Dictionary"; "Microbe of the Month"; and "Microbes Quiz." You can also check out the traveling exhibit schedule to find out when the exhibition will arrive at a museum near you.
Produced by the American Society for Microbiology, this site, hosted by "Sam Sleuth," provides kids with several "Microbe Mysteries," a collection of simple and fun microbe experiments, a lesson on why handwashing is important, a section on careers in microbiology, an overview of microbe biology, and a discussion of helpful and harmful microbes.
Developed by Matej Lexa at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Virtual Cell is a collection of still images, texts and movies covering the structure and functioning of a typical plant cell.
www.nbii.gov /education/microbes.html   (799 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Microbe Hunters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Two hundred and fifty years ago an obscure man named Leeuwenhoek looked for the first time into a mysterious new world peopled with a thousand different kinds of tiny beings, some ferocious and deadly, others friendly and useful, many of them more important to mankind than any continent or archipelago.
microbe hunting, malaria microbe, hunt microbes, other microbe hunters, loathsome name, got yellow fever
They are all wonderful in their own ways, but this book on how it all started is endearing in that it was written so long ago (1926).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0156027771?v=glance   (1615 words)

 My Allergies - Science Closing in on Allergy Prevention
On a similar note, investigators in Finland conducted a study to see if administering probiotics, or bacteria from the intestines of healthy individuals, might reduce the risk of skin allergies in infants.
The so-called hygiene hypothesis maintains that contact with microbes in the first few months of life might induce an appropriate immune response, so the person does not become allergic later on.
Although the hypothesis has not yet panned out with infectious agents, scientists are turning their attention to environmental and intestinal microbes.
www.myallergies.org /ms/news/524672/main.html   (904 words)

After the turn of the century, physicians who continued to believe in the existence of a cancer microbe were considered to be of unsound mind.
Depending on their environment in laboratory culture the microbes had a peculiar ability to change size and shape-a biologic characteristic known as pleomorphism.
In scientific publications Livingston and her colleagues showed that the cancer microbe could appear as a bacterium, a virus, a fungus or a yeast-but in actuality they were all growth forms of the same germ.
www.whale.to /cancer/cantwell2.html   (1754 words)

 Microbe Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
That is unethical and wrong and we are calling on the EPA to stop this madness by declaring the Small Pox virus an 'endangered microbe'."
When our BNN correspondent reminded Viva that Small Pox has been a scourge on humanity and has lead to the deaths of tens of millions of people, she said, "The virus was only doing what it needed to do to survive.
However, they are conducting focus group studies to see if Americans are open to the idea of releasing the virus back into nature.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Farm/7478/microbes.htm   (215 words)

 askmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
He has also worked extensively in the field of biochemical process engineering and microbe selection to optimize biological system performance and microbial ecosystems.
I stumbled upon the microbe lift products and decided to try them to remove built up dead algea, leaves etc. from the bottom.
I know that you have said that Microbe Lift has a shelf life of two years, is that when it is sealed and never opened, if so what is the shelf life once the bottle has been opened.
www.microbelift.com /onlinesupport1.html   (19006 words)

 Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
For the purposes of this journal, the term 'microbe' encompasses viruses, viroids, prokaryotes, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, and insects.
Molecular analysis of relevant factors in the plant alone, the microbe alone, or molecular analysis of components that affect or modulate plant-microbe interactions may be the subject of a MPMI paper.
Although most research papers report original, in-depth research, the journal also publishes short reviews that focus on rapidly developing areas of the molecular aspects of plant-microbe interactions.
www.ismpminet.org /mpmi   (164 words)

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