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Welcome to my sandbox...don't throw sand.RebeccaFein 14:42, 29 January 2013 (EST)

My sandbox


Microbiology is a branch of Biology dealing with the study of microscopic life. The study includes the study of virii, bacteria, fungi, and parasites to name a few. Some of these organisms can cause illnesses in humans, and some are necessary for life to continue, such as the bacteria in the colon which aid in digestion of food.

pathogenic microbes come in two different types. Opportunistic and non-opportunisitic. Opportunisitic ones are found naturally in the body and only become pathogenic when there are too many of them.

However, non-opportunisitic pathogenic microbes, simply cause disease.

Some Pathogens include: E-Coli, Staph, and Strep

You can read more about these pathogens at the CDC website

Fun with microbes

One of the best things about microbes is how much fun they can be! You can get plush toy versions of many types of microbes at Giant Microbes.

  • HIV
  • Syphalis
  • Common Cold
  • Spermatazoa (regular human sperm cell)
  • Flesh Eating Bacteria
  • Herpes

To name a few. It is really a lot of fun!

giant microbes!


"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention". U.S. Government. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

"Giant Microbes". Giant Microbes. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

"Life Science". LIMSwiki. Retrieved 3 February 2013.