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875bacillusFerdinand J. Cohn contributes to the founding of the science of bacteriology. He publishes an early classification of bacteria using the genus name Bacillus for the first time.

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Cohn, F., 1875. Untersuchungen ueber Bakterien. Beitraege zur Biologie der Planzen 1:127-222 In Milestones in Microbiology: 1556 to 1940, translated and edited by Thomas D. Brock, ASM Press. 1998, p210 [pdf]

Ferdinand Cohn, a Founder of Modern Microbiology, ASM News 65. 1999.p.547

 

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