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Microbiology

Information on cells, bacteria, viruses and other microbes.
  1. Bacteriology (14)
  2. Virology (17)

Ebola Virus
The Ebola virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes the deadly Ebola virus disease. Ebola outbreaks warrant serious concern as there is currently no cure for the disease.

Can Antibacterial Soaps Make You Sick?
The chemical triclosan, found in some antibacterial soaps and other household products, may compromise the immune system in children and increase the risk for the development of a number of diseases.

MRSA
MRSA is a specific strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is becoming increasingly difficult to treat because MRSA have gained resistance to commonly used antibiotics.

Antibiotics
Antibiotics and antimicrobial agents are drugs or chemicals that are used to kill or hinder the growth of bacteria.

Bacterial Reproduction
Bacterial reproduction most commonly occurs by a kind of cell division called binary fission. Other forms of bacterial reproduction include conjugation, transformation, and transduction.

Hand Sanitizers vs. Soap and Water
Should you wash your hands with a hand sanitizer or soap and water?

Viruses
Viruses are unique in that they have been classified as both living and nonliving at various points in the history biology. Learn about virus structure, DNA, capsids and more.

Before You Buy a Microscope
Before you purchase a microscope there are several factors that should be considered.

Bacteria In Turkeys
Turkeys have been found to be contaminated with bacteria. Testing is not being done for microbes such as Campylobacter bacteria in poultry products.

Bacteria Cam
View time-lapse images of growing Streptococcus pneumoniae.

The Bad Bug Book
This online book lists a variety of, "foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins."

Dennis Kunkel's Microscopy
Dennis Kunkel, an award winning photographer, aims to study the microscopic world of microorganisms and biology with light and electron microscopes. View electron micrographs of many different species of bacteria.

Journal of Bacteriology
Bacteriology Journal published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Microbiology Textbook
Contains information about bacterial structure, bacterial genetics, classification, and more.

Photo Gallery of Bacterial Pathogens
View images of several different kinds of pathogenic bacteria.

Textbook of Bacteriology
Contains lecture topics as presented by Kenneth Todar of the University of Wisconsin Department of Bacteriology.

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