Origin and Significance of Microbiology over the Past 300 Years

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Biotechnology".

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Special Issue Editor

1. Academic Advisor, I-Cultiver, Inc., 1810 Thicket Ln., Tracy, CA 95376, USA
2. Scientific Collaborator, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: evolution and physiology; microbial symbiosis; reproductive biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Dutch scientist and entrepreneur Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) was the first to discover and describe microorganisms (protists, bacteria), living beings he characterized as “animalcules” (little animals). Using single-lensed microscopes created for his own, private research, he was able to see and draw microbes for the first time in the history of biology. Hence, he became known as the “father of microbiology”.

In this Special Issue, we aim to analyze and summarize his scientific legacy in different branches of microbiology, from medical aspects (pathogenic microbes in all kinds of organisms) to symbiotic relationships (plant–microbe interaction, gut microorganisms in animals).

The Special Issue will be introduced by a historic essay, authored by the Editor. Contributions on all aspects of microbiology, with reference to the work of A. van Leeuwenhoek, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kutschera
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • symbiotic interactions
  • superorganism
  • holobiont
  • gnotobiology
  • human microbiota
  • gut microbiota
  • co-evolution
  • pathogenic microbes
  • plant–microbe interaction
  • gut microorganisms

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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723): Master of Fleas and Father of Microbiology
Microorganisms 2023, 11(8), 1994; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11081994 - 02 Aug 2023
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The Dutch scientist and entrepreneur Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) was the first to discover and describe microorganisms (protists, bacteria), living beings he characterized as “animalcules” (little animals) [...] Full article
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