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Methanobacterium

Methanobacterium In taxonomy, Methanobacterium is a genus of the Methanobacteriaceae. Contrary to their name, they are not exactly a bacterial species as they belong to the archaea and have the distinguishing biopolymer, peptidoglycan, missing from their cell membranes. Methanobacterium are nonmotile and live without oxygen. Some members of this genus can use formate to reduce methane; others live… Read More »

Lysinibacillus fusiformis

Lysinibacillus fusiformis Introduction: Lysinibacillus fusiformis (commonly abbreviated L. fusiformis) is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Lysinibacillus. Scientists have yet to completely characterize this microbe’s pathogenic nature. Though little is known about this organism, several genome sequencing projects for various strains of L. fusiformis are currently underway. History: Lysinibacillus fusiformis was initially isolated from the surface of… Read More »

Centromeres and Telomeres:

Centromeres and Telomeres: Centromeres and telomeres are two essential features of all eukaryotic chromosomes. Each provide a unique function that is absolutely necessary for the stability of the chromosome. Centromeres are required for the segregation of the centromere during me iosis and mitosis, and teleomeres provide terminal stability to the chromosome and ensure its survival. Centromeres are those condensed… Read More »