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Les Microbes, les Ferments, et ses Moisissures

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THIS is not only an enlargement but a distinct improvement on the first edition. Chapters i. and ii., as in the first edition, give an excellent though short account of the morphology and physiology of fungi and of yeast. Although chapter iii. (on bacteria) is enlarged, we do not think it is sufficiently up to date; thus, for instance, on pp. 74 and 75, the author questions the existence of true flagella in bacteria, and states that their motility is essentially different from that of flagellate infusoria. Again, in the section in which putrid decomposition is described no mention is made of the entire tribe of Proteus, the essential microbe of putrefaction.

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