Garden of Microbial Delights: A Practical Guide to the Subvisible World
Here, the authors supply comprehensive, easy-to-use information on how to observe and keep microbial pets in the context of the new and exciting discoveries being made in microbiology. Includes 115 drawings and photos.
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THE REALM OF THE MICROBES
Our Bacterial Ancestors
Microscopes and Eyes
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