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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 »

Geobacillus stearothermophilus

Cell structure Geobacillus stearothermophilus (previously Bacillus stearothermophilus)[1][2] is a rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium and a member of the division Firmicutes. Ecology The bacterium is a thermophile and is widely distributed in soil, hot springs, ocean sediment, and is a cause of spoilage in food products. It will grow within a temperature range of 30 to 75°C. Some strains are… Read More »

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

What are the key features of eukaryotic cells? Unlike prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells have: A membrane-bound nucleus, a central cavity surrounded by membrane that houses the cell’s genetic material. A number of membrane-bound organelles, compartments with specialized functions that float in the cytosol. (Organelle means “little organ,” and this name reflects that the organelles, like the organs of our body, have unique… Read More »