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Reptiles appeared. Eukaryotes appeared. Probable origin of earth Prokaryotes appeared. 1 Evolutionary time line. 5 billion years ago. They were the only form of life for half of the earth’s history. 1 Microbiology—A Sampler A. Medical Microbiology This branch deals with microbes that cause diseases in humans and animals. Researchers examine factors that make the microbes virulent and mechanisms for inhibiting them. Figure A. A staff microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examines a culture of influenza virus identical to one that circulated in 1918.

Tion of refined lenses, a condenser, finer focusing devices, and built-in light sources. The prototype of the modern compound microscope, in use from about the mid-1800s, was capable of magnifications of 1,000 times or more. Even our modern laboratory microscopes are not greatly different in basic structure and function from those early microscopes. The technical characteristics of microscopes and microscopy are a major focus of chapter 3. These events marked the beginning of our understanding of microbes and the diseases they can cause.

6, scientists use the term “theory” in a different way than the general public does. By the time a principle has been labeled a theory in science, it has undergone years and years of testing and not been disproven. ” The theory of evolution, like the germ theory and many other scientific theories, are labels for well-studied and well-established natural phenomena. 1 Most people are aware that plants carry out photosynthesis, which is the light-fueled conversion of carbon dioxide to organic material, accompanied by the formation of oxygen (called oxygenic photosynthesis).

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