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- Alcohol : A chemical compound that contains a hydroxy group (OH).
- Antibacterial : Substance that destroys bacteria or suppresses their growth or reproduction.
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek : (1632 - 1723) Dutch scientist who discovered single-celled organisms.
- Archaea : A major group of numerous microorganisms fundamentally different from the bacteria and including many chemolithotrophs and extremophiles.
- Bacterial cell structure : Morphological and genetic features of unicellular prokaryotic organisms characterized by the lack of a membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bound organelles.
- Bacteria : A major group of single-celled microorganisms.
- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Borrelia burgdorferi : Gram-negative, helically shaped bacterium that is the causative agent of Lyme disease.
- Botany : The study of plants, algae and fungi (mycology).
- Cell (biology) : The basic unit of life, consisting of biochemical networks enclosed by a membrane.
- Flavivirus : A genus in the family Flaviviridae which includes Dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile and other viruses.
- Halobacterium NRC-1 : A microorganism from the Archaea kingdom perfectly suited for life in highly saline environments giving biologists an ideal specimen for genetic studies.
- Infectious disease : In broad terms, diseases caused by living organisms; also a subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the treatment of such diseases
- Lactococcus lactis : Gram-positive bacteria used extensively in the production of buttermilk and cheese.
- Legionella pneumophila : Gram-negative, pleomorphic bacterium of the genus Legionella, and the primary human pathogenic agent of legionellosis or Legionnaires' disease.
- Magnaporthe grisea : Plant-pathogenic ascomycete fungus that causes blast disease or blight disease, in cereal crops including wheat, rye, barley, pearl millet, and rice.
- Microbiology : The study of microorganisms (overlapping with areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology).
- Molluscum contagiosum : Viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes, characterized by one or more discrete, waxy, dome-shaped nodules with frequent umbilication.
- Naegleria fowleri : Add brief definition or description
- Noctiluca scintillans : Free-living, heterotrophic, non-parasitic marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence.
- Phage ecology : Study of the interaction of bacteriophages with their environments.
- Staphylococcus epidermis : Add brief definition or description
- Taxonomy of Archaea domain : Is a taxonomic list of Archaea domain based on Garrity et al. (2007) and Euzeby (2008).
- Taxonomy : The principles underlying classification, often in a hierarchy.
- Toxoplasma gondii : Species of parasitic protozoa in the genus Toxoplasma, acts as a causative agent for toxoplasmosis, which can have serious or even fatal effects on a fetus whose mother first contracts the disease during pregnancy or on an immunocompromised human.
- Treponema pallidum : The pathogen, a spirochete, which causes the infectious disease, syphilis.
- Vaccine : "suspensions of killed or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, or rickettsiae), antigenic proteins derived from them, or synthetic constructs, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious and other diseases."(National Library of Medicine)
- Vibrio (genus) : Gram-negative bacteria possessing a curved rod shape, typically found in saltwater, with some species causing serious diseases in humans and other animals such as cholera.
- Vibrio cholerae : Motile, Gram-negative curved-rod shaped bacterium, with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans.
- Vibrio fischeri : Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium, found globally in the marine environments in symbiosis with certain deep sea marine life with their bioluminescent organs.
- Vibrio harveyi : Gram-negative, rod-shaped bioluminescent marine bacteria, responsible for luminous vibriosis, a disease that affects commercially-farmed penaeid prawns.
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus : Curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans.
- Vibrionaceae : A family of facultatively anaerobic bacteria, containing the genera Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Photobacterium
- William Stewart Halsted : (1852 - 1922) A 20th century surgeon noted for innovations in surgical practice and training.