BIOL550 Mod1_1-4

BIOL550 Mod1_1-4 - BIOL 550 Lectures 1-2 Questionaire...

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BIOL 550 Lectures 1-2 Questionaire Syllabus Introduction Microbiology Microorganisms Role in environmental health Role in human health Natural and beneficial Pathogens –disease causing microbes Life on a cellular level Metabolism Growth (reproduction) Differentiation Communication Movement Evolve Function Macromolecules Proteins, NA, Lipids and PolySac Coding function, NA and proteins Machine functions, “engery” Habitat, environment in which they live, Populations (think household) vs communities Ecosystem Biota, physical and chemical envir. ecosystem microbial communties “niche” Historical Three eras of microbiology Early microbiologists Robert Hooke Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ferdinand Cohn, botanist—all bacteria = plants Bacillus endospores Early bacterial classification “Sterilization techniques” Louis Pasteur Spontaneous generation, disproved Airborne contamination Swan-neck flask
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Sterilization techniques Vaccines , anthrax, cholera, rabies Robert Koch Lister and others, sanitation to reduced transmission of disease Germ Theory of disease, anthrax
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