Rhodes University Microbiology Programme About Us
Microbiology is the study of microbes that are mostly too small to observe with the naked eye. These include viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungi. Many different microbes exist and they can be beneficial contributing to the cycling of nutrients in the environment, degradation of harmful substances and assisting in the manufacture of antibiotics, food and beverage products. Some microbes are harmful causing food spoilage, fouling and diseases of humans, animals and crops.
Microbiology at Rhodes University covers fundamental aspects of microbes, delving into their molecular secrets and how these fundamental aspects can be applicable to industry and the environment.