Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Publisher SummaryIn this chapter, Microbial ecology and applied microbiology is discussed in detail. Microbial ecology deals with the interactions of microbes with their environments, including other microorganisms. The interaction of two organisms on an agar plate is an ecological interaction and should be viewed as such. Any efforts to eliminate the folklore and sentimentality involved in looking for new antibiotics should be welcome. In this chapter, the problem has been divided in its components parts and displays the decisions regarding the methods of approaches required in analyzing the theoretical basis of the approach, and a consideration of its possible outcomes is discussed. This chapter discusses the merits of the ecological approach, as it is different from the current approach, it is intellectually satisfying and would be more satisfying than the screening approach, and it may lead to some unsuspected new knowledge that is of use, whereas at the end of an unsuccessful scre Read more...
Thomas D. Brock
Publication date: 1966/01/01