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All you need is a small puddle of water to be able to find some protista, which are very small microorganisms; commonly they may be found in the thin film of water covering particles of the ground.
There are a number of parasite species, some of which cause severe diseases in man, such as malaria; others live in symbiosis with other animals, for example in their intestines, and their action facilitates the digestive processes.

subjects dealt with in Protista

Protista knowledge

Protista are microscopic, mainly unicellular organisms, i.e. consisting of one cell only. Unlike Monera, which have no distinguished nucleus, Protista…

Man and Protista

Protista live anywhere, provided there is even a little amount of water. There are marine and freshwater species that live…

Protection of water

Lake Tovel, in the Trentino region, is known all over the world for the exceptional phenomenon of the “reddening of…

special reports

  • 10 March 2006 / Water

    Environment biotech

    Biotechnology can be defined as the application of microbiology, genetic engineering and biochemistry for the treatment of waste materials by…

    4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

    1 October 2005 / Life

    Virus

    A microscopic mystery Virus is an ancient Latin word that means poison. It sounds scary for such a small thing.…

  • 10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

    15 March 2008 / Life

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

    20 September 2005 / Life

    Sanitary emergency

    The disasters epidemiology The modality study and the death entity (mortality rate), wounded entity (morbidity) and disease presented in a…

  • 3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

    5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

    4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

  • 10 March 2006 / Water

    Environment biotech

    Biotechnology can be defined as the application of microbiology, genetic engineering and biochemistry for the treatment of waste materials by…

    4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

  • 1 October 2005 / Life

    Virus

    A microscopic mystery Virus is an ancient Latin word that means poison. It sounds scary for such a small thing.…

    10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

  • 15 March 2008 / Life

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

    20 September 2005 / Life

    Sanitary emergency

    The disasters epidemiology The modality study and the death entity (mortality rate), wounded entity (morbidity) and disease presented in a…

  • 3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

    5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

  • 4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

  • 10 March 2006 / Water

    Environment biotech

    Biotechnology can be defined as the application of microbiology, genetic engineering and biochemistry for the treatment of waste materials by…

  • 4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

  • 1 October 2005 / Life

    Virus

    A microscopic mystery Virus is an ancient Latin word that means poison. It sounds scary for such a small thing.…

  • 10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

  • 15 March 2008 / Life

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

  • 20 September 2005 / Life

    Sanitary emergency

    The disasters epidemiology The modality study and the death entity (mortality rate), wounded entity (morbidity) and disease presented in a…

  • 3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

  • 5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

  • 4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

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