Introduction to Pharmaceutical Microbiology


Microbiology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of microorganisms that is, organisms that are usually too small to be seen clearly with unaided eye. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, many algae and fungi. Some members of these groups, particularly some of the algae and fungi, are larger and quite visible.  Two bacteria that are visible without a microscope, Thiomargarita and Epulopiscium, also have been discovered.

The need to study these minute organisms started when some investigators suspected their existence and responsibility for disease.  It took the invention of the first microscope by Antoin Van Leeuwenhoek in 1676 to confirm their existence. Since their discovery, microorganisms have been studied extensively and today their impact in human life is much better understood.

Microbiology is made up of several sub-disciplines, including bacteriology (the science and study of bacteria), parasitology (the study of parasites), and virology (the study of viruses, their characteristics, classification, and the relationship with their respective hosts). These broad areas encompass a number of specific fields some of which include immunology (the study of both the structure and functioning of the immune system); pathogenic microbiology (the study of disease-causing microorganisms and the disease process (epidemiology and aetiology)); microbial genetics (which is linked to molecular biology); food microbiology (studying the effects of food spoilage), pharmaceutical microbiology (the study of microorganisms associated with the manufacture of pharmaceuticals) etc.

The microbiological discipline of relevance here is pharmaceutical microbiology, an applied branch of microbiology which according to Tim Sandle was once considered as an off-shoot of industrial microbiology but now a distinct field.

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