Any agent (including an antibiotic) used to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites). This term applies whether the agent is intended for human, veterinary, or agricultural applications. Read more..
Catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction but which is left unchanged by the reaction. It works by providing an extended convenient surface for the reaction and by lowering the activation energy for the reaction. Read more..
Environmental biotechnology is a term to describe the scientific engineering of biological systems for environment-friendly processes, such as green manufacturing and clean-up pollution. This technology uses only natural sources as fungi, plants, bacteria, particularly efficient engineered microbes and enzymes in chemical synthesis processes. Read more..
Fungi is a diverse group of plants that are not capable of photosynthesis but obtain carbon nutrition from the absorption of carbon compounds from the environment. The group includes organisms ranging from yeast to molds to mushrooms and organisms that have broad ability to degrade complex organic molecules in the environment.