Gateways to the microbial world and the wonders of microbes. A comprehensive site from the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Microbiology and the U.S. Department of Energy. Includes a link to Stalking the Mysterious Microbe (also in Spanish).
|American Society for Microbiology|
Microbial life in extreme environments.
Spectacular electron micrographs on-line.
|Virtual Museum of Bacteria|
The Virtual Cell
|The Microbe Zoo|
A virtual zoo filled with exotic specimens - arranged in pavilions representing specific microbial habitats.
|Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.|
Scientific photography through a microscope.
|Bugs in the News!|
|The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)|
A gateway to a wealth of epidemiological information. The CDC publishes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an on-line epidemiological newsletter and Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal tracking and analyzing disease trends.
|World Health Organization|
A gateway to international human disease trends. Publishes the the Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) disseminates "epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance".
|The "Bad Bug" Book|
This handbook, developed by the Food and Drug Administration, provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.
"Each biweekly issue of Bug Bytes presents a single problem in infectious diseases, including diagnosis, therapy, or biology of the disease organism".
|All the Virology on the Web|
A collection of all the virology-related Web sites and an index to virus pictures on the web, The Big Picture Book of Viruses.
A comprehensive resource for descriptions of fungi and infections they may cause in people, animals and plants.
|Understanding the Immune System|
On-line tutorial from the National Cancer Institute
|National Center for Biotechnical Information|
Includes links to GenBank, the NIH genetic sequence database that collects all known DNA sequences.
The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and Learners. Includes Biotech Applied , information on the practical applications of biotechnology -drug development, industrial microbiology, and genetically modified foods.
|TIGR Microbial Database|
a listing of published microbial genomes and chromosomes and those in progress
|Issues and Bioethics|