Microbiology History

History of Microbiology

Microbiology History Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur is also known as the father of microbiology. He has many contributions to microbiology: He has proposed the principles of fermentation for the preservation of food. He introduced sterilization techniques and developed steam sterilizers, hot air oven, and autoclave. He described the method of pasteurization of milk. He had … Read more Microbiology History

The Germ Theory of Disease

Germ Theory of Disease

The Germ Theory of Disease Before the Germ theory of disease, the causes suggested for the occurrence of disease were the effect of supernatural phenomena like planetary alignments, effect of bad bodily humors and the faulty environment. For example, in ancient Greece, it was thought that disease was spread not via direct contact with other … Read more The Germ Theory of Disease

Experiments in support and against Spontaneous Generation

Spontaneous Generation

Experiments in support and against Spontaneous Generation Spontaneous generation is an obsolete theory which states that living organisms can originate from inanimate objects. The theory believed that dust created fleas, maggots arose from rotting meat, and bread or wheat left in a dark corner produced mice among others. Although the idea that living things originate … Read more Experiments in support and against Spontaneous Generation

History of Microbiology

History of Microbiology

Physics began in ancient times, mathematics even earlier, but the knowledge of tiny living things, their biology, and their impact on human lives have only been around since the late 19th century. Until about the 1880s, people still believed that life could form out of thin air and that sickness was caused by sins or … Read more History of Microbiology

Louis Pasteur and his contributions

Louis Pasteur and his contributions

Louis Pasteur and his contributions Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist considered the most important founders of Microbiology. Microbiology developed as a scientific discipline from the era of Louis Pasteur (1822- 1895) himself. He first coined the term “microbiology” for the study of organisms of microscopic size. For his innumerable contributions in the field, he … Read more Louis Pasteur and his contributions