Microbiology intro to microbes

  1. Microbe
    An organism to small too be seen by the naked eye.
  2. Decomposers
    Break down of dead matter so that it can be recycled.
  3. Nitrogen fixation
    Microorganisms that take gaseous nitrogen from the atmosphere and convert it to forms usable by plants and other organisms.
  4. Spontaneous generation
    Living things could be born from nonliving things.
  5. Robert Hooke
    Saw first cells in plant material
  6. Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Saw first living cells
  7. Louis Pasteur
    Disproved spontaneous generation, developed pasteurization
  8. Joseph Lister
    Used aseptic techniques during surgery
  9. Robert Koch
    Supported the germ theory of disease, idea that disease is caused by microbes.  est Kochs postulates, steps necessary to prove a particular organism causes a particular disease
  10. Francesco redi
    He set meat in jars:flies placed living cells on meat. He tested the theory of spontaneous generation.
  11. Prokaryotes
    Cells whose DNA is not enclosed by a membrane
  12. Eukaryotes
    Cells whose DNA is enclosed by a membrane
  13. Virus
    Not cells.  DNA not surrounded by proteins
  14. 6 microbes (FAV PHB)
    Fungi, algae, virus, protozoans, Helminths, bacteria
  15. Examples of microbes fungi, algae, virus, protozoans, helminths, bacteria
    • Fungi: athletes foot, pna,
    • Algae: oxygen to atmosphere, base of food chain
    • Virus: west Nile,bird flu
    • Protozoans:parasites malaria
    • Helminths:worms, trichinosis
    • Bacteria: bacterial infections
  16. Which microbes are eukaryotic? (PAFH)
    Protozoans, algae, fungus, Helminths
  17. Which microbe is prokaryote?
  18. In John Needham flask experiment, microrganisms grew because
    The flask and the air had microorganism in them
  19. Study of fungi
  20. Microbes are used for
    Sewage treatment, food production, enzymes for laundry detergenknee help keep us healthy, recycle nutrients
  21. Study of algae
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Microbiology intro to microbes