Chapter 14: Aquatic Life and Oxidation/Reduction
We now turn to water as the medium that supports life. All organisms require
water, and a large fraction of them make their home in rivers, lakes, and the oceans.
Life started in the ocean and occup
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS AND SYSTEMATICS Vol. I The Earliest Anaerobic and Aerobic Life - M.
THE EARLIEST ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC LIFE
Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
Keywords: First Cells, Aerobic Microorganis
SCOPE OF MICROBIOLOGY
Microbiology - a specialized area of biology that deals with living things ordinarily too
small to be seen without magnification.
Some prominent areas that are heavily based on applications in microbiology are
Metabolism: Cellular Respiration, Fermentation and Photosynthesis
All organisms require a supply of energy and matter to build themselves and to continue to function. To get that
supply of matter and energy living organisms break down comple
NPTEL Biotechnology Microbiology
Module 6 Microbial Metabolism
Lecture 1 Overview of microbial metabolism
Metabolism refers to the sum of all chemical reactions within a living organism.
Chemical reactions either release or require energy. Metabolism can
Key Concepts for Organization of Living Things
Three Domains of living things: Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya
Domains Bacteria and Archaea used to be called Kingdom Monera
Kingdoms of eukaryotes:
o Plants photosynthesize; roots transport nutrients and water f
Crash Course: Chemosynthesis vs. Photosynthesis
Tubeworms (Riftia pachyptila)
growing from a hydrothermal vent,
ripples show the flow.
A sunflower growing up toward
Definition of Chemosynthesis
Chemosynthesis is the biological conversion of one
Origin of Life on Earth:
The Biological Processes
Fossils and Evolution
What is Life?
Internal chemical activity providing
growth, repair, and generation of
The ability to reproduce.
The capacity to respond to outside