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By Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Microbiology: A platforms strategy is a microbiology textual content for non-science/allied health and wellbeing majors with a physique platforms method of the sickness chapters. It has develop into identified for its attractive writing variety, educational paintings software and concentrate on energetic studying. we're so excited to supply a strong studying application with student-focused studying actions, permitting the coed to regulate their studying when you simply deal with their evaluation. distinct stories express how your assignments degree a number of studying pursuits from the ebook (or enter your own!), degrees of Bloom’s Taxonomy or different different types, and the way your scholars are doing. The Cowan studying application will prevent time and increase your scholars' good fortune during this direction.

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This process involves the introduction of microbes into the environment to restore stability or to clean up toxic pollutants. Bioremediation is required to control the massive levels of pollution from industry and modern living. Microbes have a surprising capacity to break down chemicals that would be harmful to other organisms. This includes even man-made chemicals that scientists have developed and for which there are no natural counterparts. Most pollutants cannot be degraded by a single kind of microbe; instead, bioremediation relies on many different kinds of microbes working together.

11 Louis Pasteur (1822–1895), one of the founders of microbiology. Few microbiologists can match the scope and impact of his contributions to the science of microbiology. 7 Taxonomy: Naming, Classifying, and Identifying Microorganisms establish whether an organism was pathogenic and which disease it caused (see chapter 13). About 1875, Koch used this experimental system to show that anthrax was caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. So useful were his postulates that the causative agents of 20 other diseases were discovered between 1875 and 1900, and even today, they are the standard for identifying pathogens of plants and animals.

Each additional insight, whether large or small, has added to our current knowledge of living things and processes. This section summarizes the prominent discoveries made in the past 300 years: microscopy; the rise of the scientific method; and the development of medical microbiology, including the germ theory and the origins of modern microbiological techniques. 1 in appendix B summarizes some of the pivotal events in microbiology, from its earliest beginnings to the present. 8 An oil painting of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) sitting in his laboratory.

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