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1: Introduction to Microbiology

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  • What is microbiology? Earth and evolution of first microbes; Biological evolution and natural selection. Unity and Diversity of organisms, phylogenetic trees. Microbial ecology. How microbes changed and change the environment. Important figures in micro history. Cast of characters, overview of microbes including prions, viruses, bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, and animal hosts.

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