Father of Microbiology

#OTD Today, in 1632, the "father of microbiology" Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born. 

Leeuwenhoek's interest in making lenses led to his discovery of microbial life. Leeuwenhoek's work set the stage for plant anatomy.
 
 


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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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