Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs)

Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs)

Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs) Yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) are genetically engineered chromosomes derived from the DNA of the yeast. It is a human-engineered DNA molecule used to clone DNA sequences in yeast cells. They are the products of a recombinant DNA cloning methodology to isolate and propagate very large segments of DNA in a yeast host. … Read more Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs)

Classification of Fungi

Classification of Fungi

Classification of Fungi Fungi are eukaryotic microorganisms. They can occur as yeasts, molds, or as a combination of both forms. Some fungi are capable of causing superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, systemic or allergic diseases. Yeasts are microscopic fungi consisting of solitary cells that reproduce by budding. Molds, in contrast, occur in long filaments known as hyphae, … Read more Classification of Fungi

Differences between Yeasts and Molds

Differences between Yeasts and Molds

Differences between Yeasts and Molds Both yeast and moulds are eukaryotes – organisms with cell nuclei and membrane-bound organelles in the kingdom Fungi. The major differences between the two groups include: S.N. Character Yeasts Molds 1.       Definition A yeast is a unicellular, budding fungus. A mold is a multicellular, threadlike fungus. 2.       Form … Read more Differences between Yeasts and Molds

Characteristics of Fungi

Characteristics of Fungi

Characteristics of Fungi Fungi are eukaryotic organisms means they have true nucleus which are enclosed in membranes. They are non-vascular organisms. They do not have vascular system. Xylem and Phloem are absent. Fungi have cell walls (plants also have cell walls, but animals have no cell walls). There is no embryonic stage for fungi. They … Read more Characteristics of Fungi

Candida albicans- Habitat, Morphology, Cultural Characteristics, Life Cycle, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis, Treatments, Prevention and Control

Candida albicans– Habitat, Morphology, Cultural Characteristics, Life Cycle, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis, Treatments, Prevention and Control Habitat of Candida albicans Normal Habitat: mucosal membranes of human and other warm blooded animals. Also found in the gut, the vagina or also in the surface of the skin. Found in the digestive tract of birds also. Isolated from … Read more Candida albicans- Habitat, Morphology, Cultural Characteristics, Life Cycle, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis, Treatments, Prevention and Control