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Overview of Metabolism

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Eukaryotic Cells compared to Prokaryotic Cells

The differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes are described within the last two former posts. The following table is a reflection and minor edited table found on Pg. 87 of Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy, 2nd edition, by Robert Bauman., in Table 3.4 and 3.5. Read on…

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WP Minify version 0.6 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Minify has the following enhancements.

  1. Upgraded to Minify engine 2.1.3
  2. Added automatic Minify engine cache configuration
  3. Fixed HTML5
  4. Fixed bug from blog installed in subdirectory
  5. Fixed localization

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Prokaryotic Cell Arrangements & Anatomy: emphasis on Cell Wall

Prokaryotes, as mentioned earlier are cells containing NO nucleus. I will write a post on the major differences of prokaryotes and eukaryotes later.

In microbiology, there are plenty of research under bacteriology (study of bacteria). In this post, we will focus on bacteria (which is made up of eubacteria & archaebacteria).

Relative size of bacteria (measured in micrometer µm) Read on…

Lecture 4: Replication of Eukaryotic cells

Cells are derived from other cells. Cell replication or cell division mechanism varies among the organism’s cell and type of cells.

Whats so important about cell replication?

Over time, cells die and thus cell replication must be necessary in order to produce more cells so your body would not fall part!

Remember, the Cell Theory

  1. Cell is the basic unit of life
  2. Cells come from other cells
  3. Cells make up living things

Thus, without replication of cells, we would be extinct

What types of cell replication occurs in eukaryotic cells?

In eukaryotic cells, mitosis and meiosis are cell division mechanisms seen in somatic cell and sex cells, respectively. Sex cells are gamete cells such as sperm and egg. Somatic cells are all other cells that are not sex cells. Other types of eukaryotic cell replication includes: schizogony, budding, and spore formation.

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Lecture 3: Anatomy of Eukaryotes and Endosymbiotic Theory

In living things, such as our body, bacteria, protozoas, fungi, there are cells. These cells are broken into either eukaryotes or prokaryotes. The organelles of these cells are important in understanding how organisms work.

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Lecture 1 & 2: A glimpse of Microbiology


Microbiology is literally the study of micro things, you know, small itty bitty things that can only be seen under the microscope. These tiny little guys are called microorganisms or microbes. Microbes existed long before human existence. The study of Microbiology advanced only through time with investigators, physicians, and other scholars who dedicated much of their time to proactive growth of microbiology.

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Hello [science] world!

In lieu of the dying earth and overcrowding health science students and science-loving people out there, I decided to add as much notes and information from my previous science courses here. Perhaps, for those who are or will be attending colleges, may find this site useful in your current courses. (I hope it does).

Let us begin with a topic I find fearful and fascinating at the same time – Microbiology.

Please note: visual aids (pictures, videos) and study guides are on its way. I will post an announcement as soon as possible!

Released WP Minify 0.5

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WP Minify version 0.5 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Minify has the following enhancements.

  1. Added option to disable JS or CSS minification.
  2. Fixed a few bugs.
  3. Admin facelift

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Released WP Greet Box 5.6.0

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WP Greet Box version 5.6.0 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has the following enhancements.

  1. Added support for rounded corners and drop shadow (CSS3 supported browsers)
  2. Added “Debug” mode that will always display messages (ignores most rules).
  3. Updated pt_BR translation by Isaac Ribeiro.
  4. Updated .pot file.
  5. Fixed admin CSS a bit.

Corners and Drop Shadow
Here are some addition notable point release changes for version 5.6.x:

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