Robert Koch-Postulates

Robert Koch-Postulates - BISC1001 Dr. William Kos/Dr....

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BISC1001 Dr. William Kos/Dr. Elizabeth Shinners - Microbiology From Foundations in Microbiology 6 th Ed. By Kathleen Park Talaro Robert Koch – German Physician, late 1800’s The Discovery of Pathogens and the Germ Theory of Disease “…Koch established Koch’s Postulates , a series of proofs that verified the germ theory of disease (human disease could arise from infection) and could establish whether an organism was pathogenic and which disease it caused. About 1875, Koch used this experimental system to show that anthrax was caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis . So useful were his postulates that the causative agent of 20 other diseases were discovered between 1875 and 1900, and even today, they serve as a basic premise for establishing a pathogen-disease link… Numerous exciting technologies emerged from Koch’s prolific and probing laboratory work. During this golden age of microbiology, he realized that study of the microbial world would require separating microbes from each other and growing
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2009 for the course BISC 1001 taught by Professor Peoples during the Fall '09 term at Marquette.

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Robert Koch-Postulates - BISC1001 Dr. William Kos/Dr....

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