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View Resource Microbe World

Produced by the American Society for Microbiology, this site offers a number of resources for both educators and young users. Included in the first category is a collection of learning activities and other resources related to a new PBS series premiering this month, Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth; fact sheets and related links for the five principal types of microbes; a portrait gallery;...

http://www.microbeworld.org/
View Resource Wolbachia

Wolbachia are a type of bacteria commonly affecting insects and other invertebrates that researchers are using to study a variety of "questions ranging from the evolutionary implications of infection to the use of this agent for pest and disease control." This Web site developed by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, is an online collection of Wolbachia related research....

https://www.wolbachiawebsite.org/
View Resource Microbe World

This educational Web site is provided by the American Society for Microbiology. Microbes live all around us; this site focuses on what they are, where they live, and how they both help and harm people. Several experiments are featured that allow students a hands-on opportunity to learn about microbiological principles, most of which can be completed using normal household items. Recent news...

http://www.microbeworld.org/
View Resource Microbiological Edutainment: Biotoon

This site contains several short animated features based on microbiological topics. Although they are informative, the best part about the animations is their entertainment value. Bacterial characters provide their comments on life, an account of evolution from the bacterial perspective, and an understanding of "who" they are and where they live. These movies are a good combination of information...

http://www.biotoon.com/
View Resource Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

This week's Topic In Depth is about antibiotic resistant bacteria. The first site is a recent news report from BBC news (1) that describes some recent research on resistant strains of two "of the world's most dangerous bacteria. Next is a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) page (2) with a brief background on antibiotic resistance and how to prevent it. A much more in-depth report is provided by...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0517
View Resource Meet the Microbiome

This Web site from the American Museum of Natural History (last mentioned in the October 4, 2002 NSDL Life Sciences Report) provides an introduction to microbes, covering the three major types -- bacteria, viruses, and protists (protozoa). The site contains very brief but colorful and effective descriptions of each type of microbe. The use of animation in the Size-O-Meter feature help relate the...

https://www.amnh.org/explore/science-topics/health-and-our-m...
View Resource Superbug Strikes Again

A recent news articles from the journal Nature. describes problems in treating a particularly stubborn strain of Staphylococcus aureus, just one of the many resistant bacterial strains that have resulted from widespread overuse of antibiotics. The Web site provides numerous links to related stories and resources.

http://www.nature.com/news/2002/021011/full/news021007-12.ht...
View Resource Honey Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

This recent news articles from the journal Nature relates how raw honey may contain anti-microbial compounds that could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in wounds. Clinical trials to support this hypothesis have yet to be done. The Web site provides numerous links to related stories and resources.

http://www.nature.com/news/2002/021119/full/news021118-1.htm...
View Resource Bacteria: More Than Pathogens

This ActionBioscience lesson plan has students explore the many roles of bacteria, harmful and beneficial. A detailed article written for ActionBioscience by a microbiologist provides background information, which is followed by discussion questions and educational activities designed for middle school to undergraduate biology courses. The Web site also provides carefully selected links for...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/wassenaar.html
View Resource The Museum of Bacteria

The Museum of Bacteria serves as a clearinghouse of Web links on bacteria and bacteriology and also provides "crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria." The Museum of Bacteria is provided by the Foundation of Bacteria, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the field of bacteriology. Links are selected for a general audience, although one section is geared toward...

http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/
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