QVprep Microbiology Lessons

Microbiology Basics

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Morphology: The ubiquity of microorganisms is a fundamental concept in microbiology. Ubiquitous means everywhere. “Morphology” is a general term applied across all disciplines to refer to an organism’s shape or structure.


Anton van Leeuwenhoek: Anton van Leeuwenhoek is credited with the first description of microorganisms and is therefore referred to as the “Father of Microbiology”. Leeuwenhoek is credited with the description of “animalcules” in his work with perfecting the microscope lens.


Bacilli: Members of the genus Escherichia are bacilli.


Coccus: When viewed under a microscope, Staphylococcus aureus is morphologically a coccus.


Eukaryote: When viewed under a microscope, Staphylococcus aureus is morphologically a coccus.