Ever since Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1670) resolved what he described as "animalicules" with his crude single-lens microscope, the knowledge of these tiny organisms has been menacing. Like Gulliver waking to the diminutive citizens of Lilliput, the universe suddenly became much larger and rather more ominous with the discovery of this microscopic world.
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However, the simple lactobacilli and streptococcal bacteria that were destroyed through pasteurization were not the only organisms to be reckoned with. With the development of more powerful...
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