Micro Intro - Microbiology The study of organisms too small...

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Microbiology The study of organisms too small to be seen by the unaided eye Cannot perceive objects less than 0.1 mm in diameter Little detail can be seen in objects 1 mm in diameter
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Scope of Microbiology Bacteriology ( Bacteria & Archaea ) Mycology (fungi: yeast, molds, macrofungi) Phycology (algae) Protozoology (protozoa) Virology (viruses, viroids, prions)
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General Microbiology Biochemistry Physiology Ecology Taxonomy
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Medical Microbiology Pathogenic microbiology Diagnostic microbiology Veterinary microbiology Epidemiology Immunology Medical virology
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Applied Microbiology Industrial microbiology Food microbiology Agricultural microbiology Environmental microbiology Biotechnology
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Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Amateur lens maker Made simple microscopes Discovered bacteria, yeast, algae, and protozoa (“animacules”)
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Major Questions Concerning Microorganisms (Late 1700’s to mid-1800’s) Pleomorphism vs Monomorphism Transformation of organic matter (fermentation, putrification) Spontaneous generation
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Ferdinand Cohn Father of Bacteriology Accurate observations of bacteria Proved monomorphism of microbes
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