Microbiology

Continuous Culture

The continuous culture is an open cultivation process, in which the cell growth is maintained in the continuous mode of operations. It works as an open cultivation system, in which the fresh nutrient medium is continuously added into the culture vessel rather than recycling and reuse of the nutrients or substrate. There is an inlet pump …

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Transfer RNA

Transfer RNA is an RNA type that acts as the intermediary element, and plays a significant role in the loading and transferring amino acids to the site of protein synthesis, i.e. Ribosome. The t-RNA first decodes the information or the nucleotide sequences carried by the m-RNA. Therefore, t-RNA also plays a major role in translating …

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Agglutination Reaction

Agglutination reaction is an immunological assay, which results in the specific antigen and antibody reaction in vitro. Agglutination purely refers to the clumping or aggregation of the particles. As a result of agglutination, a cross-linked structure or lattice appears in the form of visible aggregates. Agglutination reaction is a sensitive, easy and cost-effective method to carry …

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Precipitation Reaction

A precipitation reaction is a test involved in the serology, for the qualitative and quantitative detection of antigens and antibodies. It is a reaction, where the soluble reactants (antigen and antibody) convert into an aggregated form. The sensitivity of the precipitation reaction is comparatively less than the other immunoassay reactions. For the precipitation reaction, polyclonal …

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Difference Between Precipitation and Agglutination Reaction

The difference between precipitation and agglutination reaction is primarily due to the factors like the size of the antigen, solubility of antigen, and the reaction’s sensitivity. Both methods are prevalently employed to detect antigens and antibodies. Size of antigen: The size of the antigen in precipitation reaction is larger than the agglutination reaction. The solubility …

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Post Harvest Loss

Post harvest loss is one of the biggest problems affecting economic growth globally. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates that 1/3rd of loss in the food products occur every year. The loss depends upon the type of crop that is to be cultivated. As the fruits and vegetables are perishable, so their chances are …

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