Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages: 30-33
Received: Sep. 18, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 24, 2018;
Published: Dec. 24, 2018
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Aigbogun Ighodaro Edwin, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria
Emmanuel Mathew, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria
Abubakar Idris, Microbiology Unit, Department of Biological Science, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Nigeria
Microbiology is defined as the study of living organism that are not visible to the naked eyes. Microbiology as a discipline has evolved via research and discoveries over centuries and decades. Its definitions and prospects have changed and its paradigm has enlarged in terms of meaning, research and understanding. These researches have implanted milestones in the race of man. This review paper is set to discuss some synoptic historical events in Microbiology. From the events in the Garden of Eden to the discovery of the first animacules, through spontaneous generation disputations and fermentation era, discovery of antibiotics to present events in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and future branch of microbiology which is microbial quantumics. Microbial quantumics’ is defined as the study of behavioral pattern of microbes in the subatomic realm. The possibility of studying the behaviour of microbes in the subatomic realm is unspoken because of difficulties and uncertainty of man to tap into that ‘yet-to-be-born’ era. One of the difficulties that veils man’s eyes is setting up an experimental design or model to really see the anomalous comportement of the animacules for ourselves. The spinning of microbes at a given rotation per minute and in a carefully designed model can twitch history to discovering more quantumics by microbes. Although the behavioral phenomenon by the animacules may be asymptotic but can be detected if there is change in final state W(f) and the initial state W(i) in the experimental design. Therefore, microorganisms will take the lead way to understanding the subatomic realm.
Aigbogun Ighodaro Edwin,
Synoptic History of Microbiology and Microbial Quantumics, Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering.
Vol. 6, No. 3,
2018, pp. 30-33.
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