The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals. Its mission is to promote research and research training in the microbiological sciences and to assist communication between scientists, policy makers, and the public to improve health, the environment, and economic well-being.
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Microbiology sites elsewhere on the Web ...
Microbial World is an extensive educational resource about microorganisms from the University of Edinburgh.
Information about Microbiology for the Public The University of Wisconsin has links to science news, other microbiology sites, and an online microbiology textbook
Tree of Life Web Project
The Origins of Life
NASA Astrobiology Institute web site The Carnegie Institution of Washington provides interactive educational activities focusing on astrobiology, in its Just for Kids area.
Flora of Humans
Life at High Temperatures focuses on the amazing bacteria that thrive in Yellowstone National Parks hot springs and geysers.
Life in Extreme Environments
Humongous Fungus, more about the 3.5-mile wide Honey Mushroom in Orgegon from ABC News.
The Fungal Web
Green Algae, an overview and links from the University of California, Berkeley.
Diatoms, a reference guide from the California Space Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Ciliates, a brief overview from the University of California, Berkeley.
Myxomycetes and other Slime Molds, an overview from Fairmont State College.
Slime Molds overview, photos and links from The Microbial World at the University of Edinburgh.
Slime Molds, an article from the Smithsonian Magazine. Water Molds (Oomycetes)
How the sequence got the way it is: Nature magazine explains mobile elements and the human genome.
Prions: Puzzling Infectious Proteins, a Research in the News article from the National Institutes of Health.
Prion diseases, a look at incidence and human infection from prions, from the University of Leicester.
Lichens: Life History and Ecology explained by the University of California, Berkeley.