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Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Ninth Edition

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A theory is defined as a hypothesis that has been tested and shown to be correct every time by many separate investigators. So, at some point, sufficient evidence exists to say a hypothesis is now a theory. However, theories are not written in stone. They are open to further experimentation and so can be refuted. As a side note, today a theory often is used incorrectly in everyday speech and in the news media. In these cases, a theory is equated incorrectly with a hunch or belief—whether or not there is evidence to support it.

1 The Beginnings of Microbiology (A) 7 (B) Lens Specimen mount Screw plate Focusing screw Elevating screw (C) (D) (E) The First Observations and Drawings of Microorganisms. In his Micrographia, Robert Hooke included a drawing of thin shavings of cork that he saw with his microscope (A). He also described and drew the structure of a fungal mold (B). (C) Leeuwenhoek looking through one of his simple microscopes. (D) For viewing, he placed an object on the tip of the specimen mount, which was attached to a screw plate.

Koch’s postulates provided a way identify theory a specific microorganism as causing a 9. • specific Koch's postulates provided a way to infectious disease. identify a specific microorganism as stimulated causing a the 8. Laboratory science and teamwork specific infectious disease infectious disease agents. discovery of additional 10. • 9. Viruses Laboratory science and teamwork also can cause disease. stimulated the discovery of additional 10. Many beneficial bacterial species recycle infectious disease agents nutrients in the environment.

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