Microbiology - Types, Basics, and Branches

What is Microbiology?

1. What is the Importance of Microorganisms?

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1. What is the Importance of Microorganisms?

Microorganisms have various applications in our day to day lives. They are economically important as they are used in various industrial processes and manufacturing healthcare products. They are utilized for making various foods, treating wastewater, creating biofuels, and a wide range of chemicals and enzymes.  They are very important to agriculture through their roles in maintaining soil fertility and in decomposing organic matter. They are also used to produce energy, for example- in biogas reactors.

2. What is Microbiology?

Microbiology is a branch of science that deals with the scientific study of microbes. This includes organisms like bacteria, archaea, protozoans, algae, and so on. The organisms which are studied under microbiology may be unicellular or multicellular. But mostly these are microscopic organisms that are, we cannot see them with naked eyes.



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