The difference between microbiology and molecular biology

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The difference between microbiology and molecular biology

Post by BlackEagle » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:04 pm

Hello,

I know this is a very stupid question to ask, but I was wondering if everyone could tell me the difference between microbiology and molecular biology :?: .

Thank you.

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Re: The difference between microbiology and molecular biology

Post by GegnianMD » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:16 pm

BlackEagle wrote:Hello,

I know this is a very stupid question to ask, but I was wondering if everyone could tell me the difference between microbiology and molecular biology :?: .

Thank you.



After descovering micro-organism, was belived tath all the living matter were plants or animals, was unknowed the existence of a transitional form. This transitional form is the microbiological field of studie (Jawest).

In Nature, William Astbury described molecular biology as:

"... not so much a technique as an approach, an approach from the viewpoint of the so-called basic sciences with the leading idea of searching below the large-scale manifestations of classical biology for the corresponding molecular plan. It is concerned particularly with the forms of biological molecules and ..... is predominantly three-dimensional and structural - which does not mean, however, that it is merely a refinement of morphology - it must at the same time inquire into genesis and function." W.T. Astbury, Nature 190, 1124 (1961)
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Re: The difference between microbiology and molecular biology

Post by mith » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:38 pm

Micro-micron size scale so bacteria and cells of that size

Molecular-molecular scale, we're talking pretty much nanometers and angstroms. DNA, RNA, Ion channels.
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Re: The difference between microbiology and molecular biology

Post by canalon » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:09 pm

Microbiology, as mith pointed out is the study of the so-called microorganisms, virii, bacteria and other single celled eukaryotes.

Molecular biology is a set of techniques using the molecular properties of the living cells (at any scale) to understand, characterize them. So if you want it is more the application of chemistry to the biology. This is usually used in opposition to the more "classical" techniques that are cultures, microscopic observations, dissections and so on.
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