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Microbiology

The study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, algae, archaea, and viruses.

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microbiology [Subheading]

Used with organs, animals, and higher plants and with diseases for microbiologic studies. For parasites, "parasitology" is used; for viruses, "virology" is used.

Year introduced: 1967

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Water Microbiology

The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.

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Soil Microbiology

The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.

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Industrial Microbiology

The study, utilization, and manipulation of those microorganisms capable of economically producing desirable substances or changes in substances, and the control of undesirable microorganisms.

Year introduced: 1987

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Food Microbiology

The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.

Year introduced: 1966

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Environmental Microbiology

The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.

Year introduced: 1985

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Air Microbiology

The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.

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Attachment Sites, Microbiological

Specific loci on both the bacterial DNA (attB) and the phage DNA (attP) which delineate the sites where recombination takes place between them, as the phage DNA becomes integrated (inserted) into the BACTERIAL DNA during LYSOGENY.

Year introduced: 2006 (1980)

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