• Because nature does not always provide the best type of soil for the crops farmers want to grow, they plow , add fertilizers, and irrigate to help the good micro-organisms create a healthier growing environment. (usda.gov)
  • The kingdom Protista is basically "catch-all" type of category for scientists, meaning any eukaryotic organism that can not be classified as either a fungus, animal, or plant … is generally classified as a protist, making the kingdom Protista extremely diverse. (answers.com)
  • Transgenic organisms , a subset of GMOs, are organisms which have inserted DNA that originated in a different species. (princeton.edu)
  • The book covers research on organisms from lower to higher complexity representing examples from very diverse taxa like photosynthetic plants, fungi, sponges, nematodes, flies, birds and mammals. (springer.com)
  • Highlighting chitin remodeling enzymes and inhibitors, it also offers drug developers essential insights into designing specific molecules for the control of hazardous chitin-containing organisms. (springer.com)
  • An organism may be defined as an assembly of molecules functioning as a more or less stable whole that exhibits the properties of life . (wikipedia.org)
  • FOSS selected organisms that were non-exotic, commonly available from local and regional suppliers, and, in some cases, found in the natural environments in many regions of the country. (fossweb.com)
  • Archaebacteria are single-celled organisms that are commonly found in highly inhospitable locations with extreme temperature fluctuations or in water with high alkaline or acid levels. (reference.com)
  • Although some chitin-containing organisms are a threat to human health, food safety and agricultural production, non-chitin containing organisms like humans, mammals and plants have an innate immune response to these hazardous organisms. (springer.com)
  • The physiology, feeding strategies, and functional morphology of the modular Ediacara organisms (rangeomorphs and erniettomorphs) remain debated but are critical for understanding their ecology and phylogeny. (pnas.org)
  • While this description is usually applied to organisms that live attached to one another, insects, such as honey bees and ants, that live in mutually dependent colonies are also sometimes considered colonial organisms. (reference.com)
  • If considered singular entities, the largest organisms are clonal colonies which can spread over large areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • The largest organism in the world, according to mass, is the aspen tree whose colonies of clones can grow up to five miles long. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colonial organisms benefit from their organization by having more protection or being able to catch larger prey than an individual member could. (reference.com)
  • Kingella denitrificans All of these organisms are part of the normal oropharyngeal flora, which grow slowly (up to 14 days), prefer a carbon dioxide-enriched atmosphere, and share an enhanced capacity to produce endocardial infections, especially in young children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colonial organisms are actually groups of individual organisms with a close, dependent relationship with other organisms in the colony, often with each member having a very specific specialization that makes them incapable of surviving alone. (reference.com)
  • The maximum pressure most organisms can survive is about 1000 times atmospheric pressure. (physicsforums.com)
  • The study results could help wastewater-treatment-plant, water-resource, and wildlife managers design management practices that limit the impacts of biosolids application on streams and aquatic organisms. (usgs.gov)
  • Some of the most complex examples of colonial organisms are siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man o' war. (reference.com)
  • Another form of flowering plant that rivals Pando as the largest organism on earth in breadth, if not mass, is the giant marine plant, Posidonia oceanica, discovered in the Mediterranean near the Balearic Islands, Spain. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the final part we discuss the ecological interactions between organisms from the small scale to global patterns. (studiesabroad.com)
  • a human probe and was looking for an 'intermediate' model organism. (bio.net)
  • The HACEK organisms are a normal part of the human microbiota, living in the oral-pharyngeal region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through the direct experience with organisms provided by these modules, we hope to engender in students a sense of respect for all life and to spark a desire to understand the complex systems that support life on Earth. (fossweb.com)
  • The Ediacara biota include macroscopic, morphologically complex soft-bodied organisms that appear globally in the late Ediacaran Period (575-542 Ma). (pnas.org)
  • these organisms are heterotrophs that feed on things already present in their environment. (reference.com)
  • Some reviews of medical literature on HACEK organisms use the older classification, but recent papers are using the new classification. (wikipedia.org)