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MBI 111: Microorganisms and Human Disease Introduction
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Micro = small, needing magnification Biology = study of living organisms What is a microbe? Bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, prions, phages, worms
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Life as we know it
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See no evil…. . About 5.0 x 1030 prokaryotes on the Earth That’s 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 prokaryotes! If laid side by side and on top of one another, would blanket a sphere the size of the Earth with an 11.2 inch layer of “bugs”
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Unformatted text preview: About 6.0 x 109 people on the Earth. That’s 6,000,000,000 people. Relevance to us • They are ubiquitous • Major roles in the global carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles • Used to make antibiotic and enzymes • Used to study life processes • Bioremediation • Cause disease in plants and animals Focus of the Course Your Neighborhood Microbiologist Questions?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MBI 111 taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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