Bacteria are simple organisms that are found in every type of environment, including on land, in the air, in water and on and inside plants and animals. A bacterium (or single bacteria) is a single-celled creature that c... More »

Bacteria are said to be thermoduric when they are capable of surviving the pasteurization process. This is a problem in dairy products, as spoilage is likely to occur when some bacteria remain and become part of the fini... More »

The person credited with first discovering bacteria is Dutch tradesman and scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek. He greatly improved the microscope, discovered protozoa (which he called animalcules) and set the very foundati... More »

Osmoregulation is an important process in both plants and animals as it allows organisms to maintain a balance between water and minerals at the cellular level despite changes in the external environment. Osmoregulators ... More »

Bacteria cells do have organelles, although generally these are fewer in number and less complicated than those found in plants and animals. Most commonly, bacteria contain ribosomes. These organelles are composed of RNA... More »

The biotic factors of the desert biome include the living organisms, such as plants and animals, that call the desert home, while abiotic factors include the elements and resources to support life, such as sunlight, wate... More »

All organisms need food, air, water, sunlight, and the right habitat. Organisms need to obtain nutrients from food. Air is the mixture of natural gases in the right proportions for each organism. While animals need oxyge... More »