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Microorganisms & Human Welfare

Microorganisms & Human Welfare

Microorganisms & Human Welfare As mentioned earlier, only a minority of all microorganisms are pathogenic. Microbes that cause food spoilage—such as soft spots on fruits and vegetables, decomposition of meats, and rancidity of fats and oils— are also a minority. The vast majority of microbes benefit humans, other animals, and …

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History of Microbiology: The First Golden Age

History of Microbiology

The First Golden Age of Microbiology The period from 1857 to 1914 has been appropriately named the First Golden Age of Microbiology. Rapid advances, spearheaded mainly by Pasteur and Robert Koch, led to the establishment of microbiology. Discoveries included both the agents of many diseases and the role of immunity …

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Microorganisms: Naming & Classification

Microorganisms

Nomenclature The system of nomenclature (naming) for organisms in use today was established in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus. Scientific names are latinized because Latin was the language traditionally used by scholars. Scientific nomenclature assigns each organism two names—the genus (plural: genera) is the first name and is always capitalized; the …

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