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Definition of Microbiology?
Microbiology is the scientific study of microorganisms
Microorganisms are also called?
What is the definition of microbes?
Microbes are living organisms that are usually too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
Name 7 kinds of microorganisms studied in microbiology.
viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi (yeasts and molds), protozoa, algae , and helminths
Who invented the binomial nomenclature?
Carolus Linnaeus
Each organism has 2 names, a_______ and a _______.
genus and species
List 2 ways microorganisms are named?
descriptive and to honor a scientist
What does prokaryote mean?
No true nucleus
List 3 shapes of bacteria.
cocci, bacilli, spiral