notes 1-14 - Microorganisms and Microbiology Microbiology...

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Microorganisms and Microbiology Microbiology is the study of microorganisms o Microscopic single cell, cluster, chains carry out life processes independently as single cells o Virusus- microscopic, non-cellular, RNA or DNA o Bacteria & their processes and their effects on society, humans, animals & environment o 2Basic themes 1. Basic- cellular processes 2. *Microorganisms- bugs (very small) some good & some bad; major role in food Microorganisms 1. Bacteria 2. Fungi 3. Protozoa 4. Algae 5. Viruses Bacteria (singular: bacterium) Single-celled organisms Prokaryotes (no nucleus, no membrane organelles) Shapes: spherical, rod, spiral Algae (singular: alga) Single-celled microorganisms Eukaryotic Photosynthesis *micrasteria Fungi (singular: fungus) Single-celled microorganisms (yeasts)
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