Lecture Notes for BIOL 2604 - General Microbiology with Stevens at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Class:BIOL 2604 - General Microbiology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2004
  • Spallanzani
  • Oxidoreductases
  • Transferases
  • Joseph Lister
  • Phase Contrast Microscope
  • Germ Theory
  • Fluorescence Microscope
  • Edward Jenner
  • Phototrophs
  • Phosphorylation
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BIOL 2604 F04 STUDY GUIDE for EXAM 1 Thought questions for some of the key topics covered: History: Do you know the names of key scientists, their major discoveries and an approximate timeline for when these discoveries were made? • Robert Hooke (late 1600s) was probably the first person to observe microorganisms, coined the term “cell” • Antoni Van Leeuwenhock (late 1600s) o was “father” of microbiology o made a single lens microsope ~300X to see if artisans were cheating him o first person to see movement, liked to look at endothelial cells • Francesco Redi (mid 1600s) o challenged idea of spontaneous generation with the maggot experiment • John Needham (late 1700s) and Felix Pouchet (late 1800s) o Advocated the idea of spontaneous generation o Experiment had endospores • Lousis Jablot (late 1600s) and Spallanzani (late 1700s) o Believed that microbes arose from other microbes o Experiments did not have endospores • Louis Pasteur (mid 1800s) o first practical use of microscope in wine in...

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