BIMM 120 Ch.1

BIMM 120 Ch.1 - BIMM 120 Chapter 1 Microbe: an organism...

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BIMM 120 Chapter 1 Microbe: an organism that requires a microscope to see any amount of detail Smallest bacterium is about the size of the largest virus Cellular vs. Sub-cellular agents o Cellular Simple Cells Archaea Bacteria Complex Cells Fungi Protozoa Other parasites o Sub-cellular Viruses Viroids Virusoids Prions Structure of microbial cells is an important issues for 3 reasons o Dr. predict symptoms and sometimes the outcome of an infection o Dr. decide what type of change to use for which type of infection o Similarities and Differences in the structure of simple and complex cells help explain the nature of some drug side effects Where do microbes lives? o EVERYWHERE How did Microbes evolve?
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o Took the earth billions of years to cool down enough for anything to grow. o Complex cells like nucleus and mitochondria. Gave rise to algae, protozoa, fungi, plants, and animals o Simple cells evolved into 2 main groups Archaea and Bacteria o 4.5 billion years, microbes slowly evolved into different forms, changed the earth’s atmosphere, caused disease, and carried out many other activities. The History of Microbiology
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 179 taught by Professor Koob during the Fall '09 term at UCSD.

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BIMM 120 Ch.1 - BIMM 120 Chapter 1 Microbe: an organism...

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