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This guide will help you find resources for the identification and description of microorganisms and other topics related to microbiology.


Microbiology is the study of microorganisms: living things that are too small to be seen without a microscope. This includes viruses and one-celled organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and yeasts. This guide provides links to resources which can help you identify microorganisms, describe their characteristics, and find information about research related to microorganisms.

microscopic image of a virus

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