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The Bad Bug Book

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has prepared a handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and natural toxins. Each chapter focuses mainly on either one foodborne pathogenic microorganism or natural toxin. In some chapters, a closely related group of organisms or natural toxins is covered. Each chapter provides information that is general in nature and abbreviated for convenience. This book is not intended to serve as a comprehensive reference source. The intent in each chapter is to provide basic facts regarding these organisms and toxins, including their characteristics, habitat or source, associated foods, infective dose, characteristic disease symptoms, complications, recent and/or major outbreaks, and any susceptible populations.

Microbiology Bytes

A blog which includes the latest news about microbiology. Also contains general information covering microbiology, bacteriology, mycology, parisitology and virology. Includes video libraries, Podcasts, statistics relevant to scientists, and information about Infection and Immunity. Authored by Dr. Alan Cann. Note Disclaimer by the author.

Profiles of Microorganisms - The Microbial World

Microbiology resources for general use, particularly for teachers and students. Created in 1997 and produced by Jim Deacon, Institute of Cell & Molecular Biology, The University of Edinburgh. The site highlights microbial ecology, evolutionary history, microorganisms from ten environmental profiles and other interesting facts about basic microbiology. Includes a number of interesting photomicrographs.