An Introduction to General Microbiology
An Introduction to General Microbiology BIOL 3444 - 001
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An Introduction to General Microbiology v No real components within the cell o They have a very thick cell wall v They are ubiquitous (means they are everywhere) v Some cells can make internal structures called endospores that allow them to survive in very harsh conditions v Most cells in a wet environment will evolve in a cluster film o For example; § When you rub your tongue across the front of your top teeth in the morning, that’s what your feeling PAGE 7 v Spontaneous Generation – life comes from existing life v Robert Hooke Ø Englishman Ø Member of the Royal Republic of England Ø Got together with some people to form the Royal Ø Society England, which talked about philosophical & scientific matters Ø Ability to tell two things apart is resolution, which were very low in Hooke’s microscopes v Van Leeuwenhoek Ø Haberdasher (did drapes, mens clothing & home furniture) Ø Was a Dutchman Ø He would grind glass Ø The resolution he had is equivalent to the resolution we use now in the labs through our microscopes Ø Letters were sent back & forth between the Royal Society & Van Leeuwenhoek because they wanted him to come & show them all his findings & let them look at his findings & little inventions § He finally decides to go § If you were royalty, you would only speak & write in French, but Leeuwenhoek only knew how to speak & write in Dutch Ø No more microscopes until the 1800s PAGE 9 v Pasteur first discovered life without air v Although he wasn’t able to prove it & prove they were alive v Tyndallisation – boiling water to make drinkable water v What was the date all of this was going on? Ø mid to late 1800s v What was going on in this country? Ø Around the time we were sending men off to Gettysburg to fight. While war was going on, Europe was arguing whether spontaneous generation existed. London & France are duking it out trying to figure out what side they are going to support PAGE 10 v Robert Koch was a German physician 1
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