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  1. Environmental Microbiology Introduction: Overview and History

  2. Organisms Included • Virus • Bacteria • Fungi • Algae • Protozoa

  3. Importance of Microbiology • Basic Science • Applied Science and Engineering • Public Health • Nutrient Cycling • Waste Treatment • Biodegradation • Industrial Microbiology/Fermentation • Biotechnology

  4. Perspective Time

  5. Relative Time

  6. Size

  7. Leeuwenhoek

  8. Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes

  9. Pasteur

  10. Swan-Neck Flask Experiments • Spontaneous generation vs. biogenesis • Broth in flasks remained sterile -- bacteria could not travel up the curved neck

  11. Winogradsky • Nitrification • Sulfur oxidation • Concept of lithotrophy

  12. The Delft School • Metabolism as a unifying concept in microbiology • Major figures • Kluyver • Van Neil • Zobell • Rittenberg