Microbiology, or the study of microorganisms, has been a growing field since microscopes revealed the existence of these tiny organisms. Microbes have been shown to have far reaching impacts, including in a number of functions of the human body, plant and animal waste decomposition, and more. Microbes are widely recognized as important parts of life on this planet, despite being previously unknown.
Steven Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor of microbiology, believes there may be another community that plays an important role on the planet but is overlooked as microbes once were; viruses. Continue reading