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Koch's postulates and his contribution to microbiology

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Describe in 1-2 paragraphs Koch's Postulates and briefly summarize his contributions to the field of Microbiology.

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Koch's postulates were originally written as a guide for evaluation of evidence supporting causation of infections diseases, based on his own anthrax and tuberculosis research. (Fredericks, D. N., & Relman, D. A. (1996). Sequence-based identification of microbial pathogens: a reconsideration of Koch's postulates. Clinical microbiology reviews, 9(1), 18-33.) In summary, in order to establish an organism as a causative agent for an infectious diseases, all of the following ...

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The solution summarize Koch's postulates and discuss his contribution to clinical microbiology.