At Central Labs, we use state-of-the-art technology to test for diseases caused by microorganisms. The different types of microbes studied by microbiologists include bacteria, archaea, viruses, eukaryotes, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae. These microbes can differ dramatically in terms of size and characteristics.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS
- In 1918 influenza virus killed more people than those who died in World War 1.
- The largest bacteria can be viewed with the naked eye, (Thiomargarit namibiensis and Epulopiscium fischelsoni)
- Without microbes, life on earth cannot be sustained
Without Laboratories, men of science are soldiers without arms
– Louis Pasteur