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Microbiology Fun Facts

The world has been trying to discover the vaccine for Covid-19 through Microbiology science. Do you know that the development of the vaccine is such a long process that it can take even 10-15 years to do so?

Read some interesting facts about viruses and other microbes in this section.

Microbiology Fun Facts

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Two virus variants, namely Variola major and Variola minor, together cause the disease smallpox. Edward Jenner discovered the vaccine for this disease in 1796.
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Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that is treated using antibiotics. The antimicrobial drug isoniazid is the most common drug to treat this disease.
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Plasmodium is a unicellular eukaryote and is responsible for causing malaria in humans. Infected mosquitoes are the source of the spread of these parasites in humans.
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Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms, and they reproduce through binary fission. The human body has more bacteria than the number of cells.
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Vaccine against yellow fever was discovered and developed by Max Theiler. He received a Nobel Prize in Medicine for the same in 1951.
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A Paramecium has 2 nuclei, namely, macronucleus and micronucleus. Some other single-celled organisms, such as amoeba, also have 2 nuclei.
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The first virus that was discovered and developed was the Tobacco mosaic virus. It was discovered by Dmitry Ivanovsky, who was a Russian microbiologist between 1887 and 1890.
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Cell proliferation and DNA replication are done using Okazaki fragments. During DNA replication, the Okazaki fragments are formed as lagging strands.
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Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. However, its mass production for commercial use started only in the year 1941.
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Streptococcus pneumonia is mostly found in pairs and is gram-positive bacteria. Louis Pasteur first isolated them in 1881.

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