Intro to Micro
Intro to Micro BIOL 2460 - 001
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Date Created: 01/26/16
Nursing Microbiology Notes (January 21, 2016) The father of Microbiology is Louis Pasteur (Test question) Tip- on the exam she may switch the first and last name (ex: Pasteur, Louis) HOWEVER that is NOT the correct answer. The correct answer is Louis Pasteur Why we study Microbiology; 1. We need to learn what the microorganisms are, how they work and how they affect u in our everyday lives. Main themes of Microbiology Bacteria are the main particles that cause precipitation to occur People to remember J. Craig Venter created the human genome project which identified all the genes in the human body What is Microbiology? It is a specialized area of biology that focuses on the study of organisms that can only be seen with magnification It is the most complex science The 5 kingdoms are Monera Protista Fungi Plantae Animalia Most of the microbes are single cells or clusters of single cells; some are multicellular The oldest organism is over 3.5 billion years old Microbes are the most dominant organisms Microbes are ubiquitous, which means they are everywhere Characteristics of Microorganisms Prokaryotes-have no nucleus Eukaryotes- have a true nucleus Archaebacteria Prokaryotes Oldest living organisms Found in harsh environments Eubacteria Most complex More common than archeabacteria Live in more neutral conditions Eukaryotic organisms have a complex cellular structure 6 main types of Microorganisms Bacterium Fungus Algae Virus Protozoan-Greek for “first animal” Helminth – Greek for worm Penicillium Chrysogenium is the mold that produces penicillin
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