Question

Why are microbial cells useful tools for basic science?

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Biology

Microbiology

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: How many genes in human body (either active and inert)?

A: Genes are DNA sequences that code for specific traits. They are the basic physical and functional un...

Q: You are given 3 tubes of RNA and asked by your supervisor to clone the gene encoding the proinsulinC...

A: Insulin is a peptide hormone which is released by beta cells of pancreatic islets of Langerhans. It ...

Q: The Japanese canopy plant (Paris japonica) has one of the largest of all eukaryotic genomes, with ap...

A: Introduction: Genome is a sum total of all the genes present within an organism's DNA or the total b...

Q: What type of receptor cell is involved in the sensationsof sound and balance?a. photoreceptorb. chem...

A: Receptors are specialized cells that are responsible for the detection of various external or intern...

Q: Which of the following is a hydrophobic material?(A) paper (B) table salt(C) wax (D) sugar

A: Hydrophobic means the fear of water, whereas hydrophilic is the liking of the water. The molecules w...

Q: Draw a typical bacterial mRNA and the gene from which it was transcribed. Identify the 5′ and 3′ end...

A: DNA is the main constituent of the chromosome. It contains all information about protein that forms ...

Q: From which germ layer dothe liver and the pancreasoriginate? What are otherorgans and tissues made f...

A: The three cell layers that are formed in early embryonic development are called ectoderm, mesoderm, ...

Q: Which is the lateral-most carpal bone of the proximalrow?a. trapeziumb. hamatec. pisiformd. scaphoid

A: The wrist or carpus is made of 8 small bones that connect the hand to the forearm. It is also known ...

Q: Define growth factors and metallic ions with examples, andexplaintheir functions in cells.

A: A cell is the fundamental unit of life. All living organisms are made up of one or many cells. Each ...

Q: What is nidation? In whichphase of the menstrual cycledoes nidation occur?

A: The female reproductive system in mammals involves structures and organs that are involved in the pr...

Q: Why must the lagging strand of DNA be replicated in short pieces?a. because of limited spaceb. other...

A: DNA is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains. It coils around each other to form a double...

Q: What factor most affects the vaginal microbialcommunity at the onset of puberty?

A: The physiological and behavioural changes that lead to adulthood from childhood in males and females...

Q: 5. Identify the type of environmental plant stress (abiotic or biotic) and suggest a response to or ...

A: In plants, stress is a exterior condition in which it affect adversely the productivity, development...

Q: How do mutagens cause mutations?

A: Mutations are the alterations or the changes that occur in the DNA. Mutations are variations in codo...

Q: To synthesize DNA, what does telomerase use as a template? a. It uses the DNA in the 3′ overhang reg...

A: Deoxy ribonucleic acid (DNA) is the genetic material of most organisms that carry coded genetic info...

Q: Mario is three years old and as a result of a “stomach bug” has been vomiting for about 24 hours. Hi...

A: Stomach bug is an infection of the intestine which causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach ache...

Q: What would be the expected out come of a Gram staining test If the bacteria is a pathogenic intestin...

A: Gram staining is a common technique used to differentiate two large groups of bacteria based on thei...

Q: WHAT IF? Suppose this eye color gene were located on an autosome.Predict the phenotypes (including g...

A: DNA is the genetic material in most living organisms. It is the information hub of the cell that con...

Q: Describe the primary procedure(key steps no details) that you will follow to clone the C-peptide gen...

A: C-peptide or connecting peptide refers to the polypeptide spanning 31 amino acids that connects insu...

Q: Indicate which of the following involves osmosis by answering yes or no Air molecules escape from a ...

A: The passive movement of substances occurs from the region of their higher concentration to that of t...

Q: Biopsies from the liver and intestine of an otherwise asymptomatic35-year-old male show masses of ac...

A: Acid-fast bacillus (AFB) is bacteria that causes tuberculosis including certain other infections. Tu...

Q: You are given 3 tubes of RNA and asked by your supervisor to clone the gene encoding the proinsulinC...

A: C-peptide or connecting peptide refers to the polypeptide spanning 31 amino acids that connects insu...

Q: Fungi mutualistic relationships include all the once below except   A. Endophytes in leaves pr...

A: Fungi have numerous mutualistic relationships with other organisms. In such a relationship, both org...

Q: Explain one experimental strategy for determining the functional role of the mouse HoxD-3 gene.

A:  HoxD-3 gene basically functions in the process of morphogenesis and belongs to the category of tran...

Q: Can you suggest why, during the evolutionary history of animals, there has been a tendency for maxim...

A: The biological organization’s uniformity was derived from the common ancestry as well as from their ...

Q: 1. You are an endocrinologist in a Diabetes Centre, and a 38 year-old person who has no signs (sympt...

A: The blood sugar level or blood glucose level is the concentration of glucose present in the blood of...

Q: What is the Three-Dimensional Structure of a Protein’s Amino Acid Sequence Dictates?

A: The amino acids join together by peptide bonds. Proteins act as major substrates and reactants for t...

Q: For each of the following transcription factors, explain how eukaryotic transcriptional initiation w...

A: A transcription factor is a sequence specific DNA-binding factor and upon binding to the DNA sequenc...