Describe the four major events in the early history of microbiology. Define spontaneous generation and outline the experiment by Pasteur that refuted spontaneous generation.  Describe the three major events discussed in the “Golden age” of microbiology. Define chemotherapy. List the key figures and their contributions to the discovery of antibiotics.

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Describe the four major events in the early history of microbiology. Define spontaneous generation and outline the experiment by Pasteur that refuted spontaneous generation.

 

Describe the three major events discussed in the “Golden age” of microbiology. Define chemotherapy. List the key figures and their contributions to the discovery of antibiotics.

 

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The study of microbes or small living things is known as microbiology. Microorganisms are too small in size (unicellular or multicellular) and hence unable to see with the unaided eye.

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Four major events in the early history of microbiology: 

  • Development of the microscope. 
  • Rise of the scientific method.
  •  Development of the first vaccine.
  • Development of aseptic techniques and the germ theory of disease.
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