Of the many microbiology methodologies, Advanced Instruments concentrates on a small segment of the field. There are several specific research areas in which microbiology can be divided:
Microbial physiology: How the microbial cell functions biochemically, including the study of microbial growth, microbial metabolism and microbial cell structure.
Microbial genetics: How genes are organized and regulated in microbes in relation to their cellular functions. This is closely related to the field of molecular biology.
Evolutionary microbiology: The evolution of microbes.
Medical microbiology: The role of microbes in human illness, including the study of microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology and the related study of disease pathology and immunology.
Veterinary microbiology: The role of microbes in veterinary medicine.
Environmental microbiology: The function and diversity of microbes in their natural environments.
Industrial microbiology: The exploitation of microbes for use in industrial processes. Examples include industrial fermentation and wastewater treatment. This field is closely linked to the biotechnology industry.
Aeromicrobiology: The study of airborne microorganisms.
Food Microbiology: The study of microorganisms causing food spoilage and public health concerns.
These are just some examples of research areas where Spiral Biotech technology has been applied to help microbiologists study “germs” and bacteria. Microbiology has become an umbrella term encompassing many sub disciplines or fields of study. These include1: