Microbes

My specialty is microbiology and I share some of my knowledge in these articles!

Do Tadpoles Eat Plants? (Do They Eat Duckweed?)

Tadpoles are amphibian animals that hatch from eggs and eventually turn into frogs. They live in freshwater where they feed…

Why are decomposers important for ecosystems?

Decomposers break down feces and dead plant and animal matter into simple nutrients that can be used by primary producers…

What do fungi eat

What do fungi eat? (Are they decomposers?)

There are many different types of fungi that eat different things, but common to them all is that they are…

Are Fungi Autotrophs or Heterotrophs

Are Fungi Autotrophs or Heterotrophs? (Explained!)

Fungi like mold, mushrooms, and yeast grow on a variety of food sources, but common to them all is that…

Why Are Bacteria and Fungi Decomposers? (How, What and Why!)

Bacteria and fungi are called decomposers because they break down dead organic material into simple chemical nutrients, like carbon and…

Are chemosynthetic bacteria autotrophic or heterotrophic? (Answered and Explained!)

Most bacteria get their nutrients by breaking down organic matter from things that were alive at some point, which classifies…

Are Animals Autotrophs or Heterotrophs (Can They Be Both?)

Let’s dive a little bit into the energy metabolism of animals, and whether they can obtain energy from sunlight. Animals…

What are decomposers? (What do they eat?)

I admit it. I love decomposers like fungi, bacteria, and insects, and I think they are vastly undervalued creatures on this planet.  

Do Plants Have Mitochondria? (Know The Facts!)

All cells need a constant flow of energy to maintain their metabolism and to grow. While prokaryotic cells such as…

Are Euglena Harmful To Humans? (Explained With Examples!)

Euglena is a group of microorganisms that are not quite animals nor plants, but protists. The difficult classification stems from…