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Brief history of microbiology
Leeuwenhoek’s most important contribution to the field of microbiology was
Which microbial group was NOT discovered until the introduction of modern
Who was the first scientist to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation?
Early scientists used the term fermentation to mean
the formation of alcohol, acids
putrefaction of meat.
The germ theory of disease specifically applies to
What laboratory technique became important as a means to satisfy Koch’s first
Isolation of organisms in pure culture
The Gram stain is useful for distinguishing among which types of microbes?
Who was the first physician to truly gain acceptance for the concept of
Which of the following questions was NOT answered during the Golden Age of
Does microbial life exist on other planets?
What roles do microbes play in the environment?
Causing disease, decaying dead organisms, and recycling chemicals are all roles that are played by microbes
Leeuwenhoek’s “beasties are now often called
Another term for spontaneous generation is
A specific microbe that is responsible for producing a specific disease is called
Infections acquired in health care settings as a result of inadequate cleanliness are
The first physician to use a vaccine on another individual was