Microbe ID System - Viral or Bacterial


Bacteria, can’t live with them, and can’t live without them. Bacteria make some of the world’s oxygen, produce all of Earth’s nitrogen, composts pollutants, and are essential to the human digestive process.  

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was the first to trap airborne organisms and disproved the theory that life grew from nothing.


Robert Koch developed Koch’s Postulates, used to establish the link between a disease and a particular organism.  He would extract the organism thought to cause the disease, isolate and culture the disease, and test the pathogen on a healthy organism. If the same disease occurred, then he would know what organism caused the disease.