The Social Biology of Microbial Communities: Workshop Summary LeighAnne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes,
and Alison Mack
2012 | ISBN: 0309264324 | 632 pages | PDF | 67,5 MB
Beginning with the germ theory of disease in the 19th century and extending through most of the 20th century, microbes were believed to live their lives as solitary, unicellular, disease-causing organisms . This perception stemmed from the focus of most investigators on organisms that could be grown in the laboratory as cellular monocultures, often dispersed in liquid, and under ambient conditions of temperature, lighting, and humidity.