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"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.

  • 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