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Life Sciences


"Microbiology: The study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, algae, archaea, and viruses." --  Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.


Occupational Outlook Handbook


Microbiology Organizations

American Society for Microbiology
Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
American Institute of Biological Sciences


Microbiology Online Glossary – Sponsored by the Society for General Microbiology, this link provides a quick reference for terminology in the field of microbiology.

Online Resources

BIO307: Microbiology - A Saylor.org Academy free self-paced online learning course on Microbiology.
Microbiology Online - An online educational resource for students and teachers that is produced by the Microbiology Society.
Microbiology Topics - American Society for Microbiology webpage that lists topic areas.
Microbiology - An openstax open textbook covering introductory microbiology concepts.
Microbiology and Immunology On-Line – Based on lectures given to second-year medical students at the University of South Carolina Medical School, this site contains information (textbook style) about Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Mycology, Bacteriology and Parasitology. The site was once HON (Health on the Net) certified.
Through the Microscope: Adventures in Microbiology - This free online text book was created by Timothy Paustian and Gary Roberts, Professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Todar's Online Textbook of Bateriology - This textbook was developed based on lectures from courses by Dr. Kenneth Todar of the Univesity of Wisonsin Madison.

Microbiology and Data

PubMed Searches

Microbiology and Big Data
(microbiology[mh] OR microbiological phenomena"[mh] OR microbiota[mh]) AND "big data"

Microbiology and Data Management
(microbiology[mh] OR microbiological phenomena[mh] OR microbiota[mh]) AND "data management"

Microbiology Metadata

Digital Curation Centre (DCC) – Metadata standards search results for “Biology

Microbiology Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Data Dryad
Integrated Microbial Genomes & Microbiomes (IMG/M)
Pseudomonas Genome DB