Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 1 - Scope and History of Microbiology - Critical Thinking Questions - Page 25: 4


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We do not know about the other observations because they were not published and there are no records of them. This signifies the importance of publishing to make sure that resources are not wasted by repeating experiments to get to the same results. By publishing, there is a record then of what experiment was undertaken and what the results were. This allows others to build upon what has been published.
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