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An overview of microbiology

What is microbiology all about?

Why study microbiology?
microorganism on human
1. Microorganisms as disease agents:
major threats to developing countries.
2. Microorganisms and agriculture : eg
silage production.
3. Microorganisms in dairy products:
fermentation to enhance flavour/alter
the texture
4. Microorganisms in food : preservative.
5. Microorganisms as biological tools :
6. Industrial uses of microbial by-
products: wine/ beer
General features/differences
between a prokaryotic cell and a
eucaryotic cell.