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What is Molecular Biology?
Studies how genetic information is carried in molecules of DNA and how DNA directs the Synthsis of proteins
What is Microbial Ecology?
The study of the relationship between microorganisms and thier environment.
Virology
The study of viruses
Mycology
the study of fungi
Parasitology
the study of protozoa and parasitic worms
What is the germ theory?
microorganisms that might have similar relationships with plants and animals-specifically microorganisms that cause disease
Pasteurization
commonly used to reduce spoilage and kill potentially bacteria
What are viruses
They are acellular; small that only a microscope can see them.
Fungi
organisma whose cells have a distinct nucleous containing the cll's genetic material
Archaea
consist of prokaryotic cells but the cell walls lack peptidoglycan
Algea
photosyntheic eukaryotes with a wide variety of shape and both sexual and asexual.
Bacteria
singledcalled (unicellular)
Protozoa
unicellular, eukaryotic, microbes; moved by flagella or cilia.
What is cell theory?
That all living things are composed of cells
Koch's Postulate
established a sequence of experimential steps for direct rlating a specfic microbe to a specfic diease