Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

The case for biocentric microbiology

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Aziz Ramy

Journal: Gut Pathogens
ISSN 1757-4749

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Microbiology is a relatively modern scientific discipline intended to objectively study microorganisms, including pathogens and nonpathogens. However, since its birth, this science has been negatively affected by anthropocentric convictions, including rational and irrational beliefs. Among these, for example, is the artificial separation between environmental and medical microbiology that weakens both disciplines. Anthropocentric microbiology also fails to properly answer questions concerning the evolution of microbial pathogenesis. Here, I argue that an exclusively biocentric microbiology is imperative for improving our understanding not only of the microbial world, but also of our own species, our guts, and the world around us.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Affiliate Program