Environmental Microbiology

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Environmental
Microbiology

Introduction:

Overview and History

Organisms Included


Virus


Bacteria


Fungi


Algae


Protozoa

Importance of Microbiology


Basic Science


Applied Science and Engineering


Public Health


Nutrient Cycling


Waste Treatment


Biodegradation


Industrial Microbiology/Fermentation


Biotechnology



Perspective

Time

Relative Time

Size

Leeuwenhoek

Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes

Pasteur

Swan
-
Neck Flask Experiments


Spontaneous
generation vs.
biogenesis


Broth in flasks
remained sterile
--

bacteria could not
travel up the
curved neck

Winogradsky


Nitrification


Sulfur oxidation


Concept of
lithotrophy

The Delft School


Metabolism as a
unifying concept
in microbiology


Major figures


Kluyver


Van Neil


Zobell


Rittenberg