Safety in Microbiology Lab

Safety first is a general slogan that is obtainable in virtually every spheres of life. It goes to show that we should guarantee safety and the wellbeing of our work environment and those involved in the work so that accident will not occur. When accident occurs (especially when safety rules are not properly imbibed), it […]

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Introduction to Immunology / Immune System

Immunology is simply defined as the study of how the immune system of a living organism functions in either a disease condition or a healthy state. It is the study of how an organism responds to foreign bodies (antigens) that it comes in contact with in the environment, and its differentiation from the body’s own

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Introduction to Microscopy and Microscope

The history of microbiology will be incomplete without first mentioning the discovery and development of the microscope. Microscopes are indispensable tools for studying microorganisms because without the invention of microscopes man will find it difficult to see microbes (which are microscopic in nature and are too small to be seen with the naked or unaided

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Colonial morphology of microorganisms

Microorganisms produce definite patterns on culture media plates as they grow and divide. These specific patterns (inclusive of shapes and sizes) also aid in the preliminary identification of the organisms for further characterization. Colonial morphology is the size, shape, colour, texture and the general structure of an individual colony of a particular microorganism (in this

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Introduction to (Medical) Bacteriology

Medical Bacteriologyis a branch of medical microbiology that is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens. It is simply the study of bacteria that are of medical importance i.e. that cause diseases in human beings and animals. Medical bacteriology is the study of the interactions between pathogenic bacteria

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Introduction to Industrial Microbiology

Microorganisms have played significant roles over the years in the alleviation of diseases and infections in man, animals and plants. Most of the drugs and/or antimicrobial agents used to keep infectious microbes at bay and even vaccines used for vaccination exercises are naturally sourced from microorganisms. However, microbes also play significant roles in helping to

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