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About Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microbes and their interactions with humans, animals, plants, and the environment.  Microbes are those organisms usually too small to be seen by the naked eye, such as bacteria, viruses and archaea, and eukaryotes like yeast, protozoa and algae.

Microbes influence all living things and contribute to all manner of chemical and physical processes.  Because these activities are so diverse, the science of microbiology is multidisciplinary, calling on the skills and knowledge of individuals specializing in many different fields of life science, environmental science, and engineering.  Microbiology arose, and continues to profit from, several previously independent scientific and medical disciplines, including bacteriology, virology, public health science, clinical microbiology, immunology, parasitology, vaccinology, and a host of other areas of inquiry.  Microbiologists work in basic and applied research, clinical settings, manufacturing of food and other goods, public health, environmental protection, and other domains.

In this section of the site you will find everything you need for a basic understanding of the science, including advice for starting a career, microbial record holders, tools of the trade, and much more.

 

Comments (5)

  1. I am very new to microbiology and when I stumbled on to this site it has made me very interested. I am looking forward to the next podcast however could i suggest that maybe you could add a little segment for the beginners of microbiology? Like what is the difference between bacteria and viruses? How does microbes effect the treatment of a infection? If this is too basic for your site I understand. Serena.
  2. I will pass your idea on to Vincent Racaniello who hosts This Week in Microbiology.
  3. can any 1 plz suggest me any topic fr my research project !! im a studnt final year!!
  4. please make a segment for beginners
  5. Biology is the study of life,the living forms on the planet earth.In the course of time,with advancement of technology ad unveiling the literature several applied branches are known to us today.One important applied subject of biology is Microbiology. Microbiology is the study of Microorganisms.It is an age old subject and a lot is been said and done.The tiny microorganisms visible only under a microscope are the major contributors in our day to day life.They holds a vital position in betterment of environment,raising a country's economy and healthy well being.

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