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Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

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Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology
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Microbial Nutrition

The microbial cells are extremely complex which contains oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and Sulphur. In addition to these six elements, it also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, cobalt copper, molybdenum and zinc in minor amounts. These elements, infact, are needed for survival and growth of the organisms. Among these, carbon is the main constituent and represents 50% of the cells dry weight.


Pesticides are the substances, meant for attracting, seducing, and then destroying, or mitigating any pest. Pesticides are used to control organisms that are harmful. Pesticide exposure can cause a variety of adverse effects like irritation of the skin and eyes and also affecting the nervous system. Pesticides include: herbicides for weeds, insecticides for insects, fungicides for molds and mildew, disinfectants for bacteria.


Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. biochemistry deals with structures, functions and interactions of biological macromolecules, like proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Biochemistry is mainly applied in medicine, nutrition, and agriculture. The four classes of molecules in biochemistry are: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids.


A metabolite is any substance produced during metabolism. Microbial metabolism is the means by which a microbe obtains energy and nutrients, it needs to live and reproduce. A primary metabolite is a kind of metabolite, directly involved in normal growth, development, and reproduction. Secondary metabolites are organic compounds, not directly involved in normal growth, development and reproduction of organism.


Polysaccharides are the polymeric carbohydrate molecules, composed of long chains of monosaccharide units, bound together by glycosidic linkages and on hydrolysis, gives constituent monosaccharides or oligosaccharides. Polysaccharides are often heterogeneous. They contains more than ten monosaccharide units. The three important polysaccharides are starch, glycogen, and cellulose, which were composed of glucose.

Microbial Biosensor

A microbial biosensor is the analytical device that integrates the microorganism with physical transducer, to generate measurable signal, proportional to concentration of analytes. Enzymes are the widely used biological sensing elements in fabricating biosensors. This signal results from change in protons concentration, release or uptake of gases, light emission, absorption, brought by metabolism of target compound by biological recognition element.


Transformation is genetic alteration of the cell resulting from direct uptake with incorporation of exogenous genetic material from its surroundings through cell membrane. It occurs naturally in some bacterial species, but can also get affected artificially in other cells. Transformation is also used to describe insertion of new genetic material into the nonbacterial cells.


A pigment is the material, which changes the color of reflected or transmitted light due to wavelength-selective absorption. This process differs from fluorescence, phosphorescence and luminescence. Pigments appears the color because, they selectively absorb and reflect certain wavelength of visible light. Three basic classes of pigments are Chlorophylls, Carotenoids and Phycobilins.


Morphology may be a branch of biology managing the study of the shape and structure of organisms and their specific structural options. The term morphology is Greek and may be a makeup of morph-that means 'shape, form', and -ology which suggests 'the study of something'. Morphology could be a branch of bioscience addressing the study of gross structure of associate organism or taxonomic category and its elements.

Microbial Biofuels

Microbial biofuel production is already in use, mainly within the sort of sugar fermentation by yeast to supply grain alcohol. Though several microbes are employed in grain alcohol production, the yeast species primarily employed in sugars from plants. The employment of bio-ethanols as a fuel supply offers some benefits over normal fossil fuels.


An antibody, also called immune globulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shape macromolecule made by plasma cells that's employed by the system to spot and neutralize pathogens like microorganism and viruses. The protein binds to a singular molecule of the harmful agent, referred to as antigen, via the variable region. Antibodies gets secreted by cells of the immune system.


Metagenomics is that the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. This broad field may be stated as environmental genetic science, ecogenomics or community genetic science. Metagenomics currently permits microbic ecology to be investigated at bigger scale. Metagenomics offers a robust lens for viewing the microbic world that has the potential to revolutionize understanding of the whole living world.

Microbial Fermentation

Fermentation may be a process that converts sugar to acids, gases or alcohol. It happens in yeast and bacterium, however additionally in oxygen-starved muscle cells, as within the case of carboxylic acid fermentation. Fermentation is additionally used in majority growth of microorganisms on a growth medium, usually with the goal of manufacturing a particular chemical product.

Microbial Assay

Microbial assays or microbiological assays could be a sort of bioassays designed to analyse the compounds or substances that have impact on micro-organisms. They help to estimate concentration and efficiency of antibiotics. Also facilitate in determination of the simplest anti-biotic appropriate for patient recovery. This determination is feasible by immune assays for few diseases.

Microbial Assay of Antibiotic

The inhibition of growth below standardized conditions is also used for demonstrating the therapeutic efficacy of antibiotics. The microbiological assay relies upon a comparison of the inhibition of growth of micro-organisms by measured concentration of the antibiotics to be examined by better-known concentrations of a regular preparation of the antibiotic having a better-known activity. Two general methods employed are: The cylinder-plate (or cup-plate) method The turbidimetric (or tube assay) method


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