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Uses of Bacteria and Fungi

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Uses of Bacteria and Fungi

Postby biostudent203 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:47 am

I need some information on the commercial uses of bacteria and fungi. Could anyone tell me where to find it, point me to a site that has it or whether or not that topic's in the tutorials? Thanx.
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Postby Winter » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:51 am

fungi:
- http://tidepool.st.usm.edu/crswr/111fungi.html (scroll down a bit)
- http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/F/Fungi/CommercialUses/en

bacteria:
some bacteria are used to clean pollution
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Postby iri_black » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:51 am

I've also heard they are trying (or maybe have already succeded) to use bacteria in mining.
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Postby victor » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:21 pm

Thiobacillus feroxidans is one of them right? they're used for ore bleaching...
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Postby iri_black » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:36 pm

Nice job! I couldn't remember exactly.... :oops:
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:35 pm

Shame on you, iri_black! That is high-school bio, 10th grade :D
Joking of course, anyone has memory problems
I remember once i couldn't remember the word methabolism. i went crazy for like 10 minutes till i remembered it :D
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Re: Uses of Bacteria and Fungi

Postby Guitar18Chick » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:37 am

biostudent203 wrote:I need some information on the commercial uses of bacteria and fungi. Could anyone tell me where to find it, point me to a site that has it or whether or not that topic's in the tutorials? Thanx.


-Genetic Engineering... (production of the three kinds of antibiotics: Penicillin, Tetracycline, and Actinomycetes as well as Vaccines!)
- Food production... through fermentation. Cheeses when they are aged, yogurt contains bacteria cultures, and beverages like wine and beer become alcoholic through fermentation... when yeast feeds on glucose in the absence of oxygen, creating carbon dioxide (the bubbles in champagne!)
- Environmental clean-up. Thanks to sapprophritic bateria that feed on decomposing materials to clean our environment.
- AND... last but not least... Legumes (vegatables like soybeans and and lima beans) contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their roots. Legumes are used in crop rotation to slow the depletion of nutrients in the soil!

That's all four major uses (and helpful at that).
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Postby catfishjim » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:44 pm

iri_black wrote:I've also heard they are trying (or maybe have already succeded) to use bacteria in mining.


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Postby baikuza » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:50 am

just like every one. if there is no microorganism no life in this earth.(hey... bacteria is one of microorganism)
fungus? yes.. they are also manifest a lot for living thing on this earth.
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