Animated Tutorials: Microbiology
- by Sumanas
A vaccine works by generating an immune response in the body against some kind of pathogen -- a virus or bacteria or some other agent that causes disease. Normally when a pathogen invades the body, the immune system works to get rid of the pathogen. Often, though, the immune system gets a slow start, which gives the pathogen time to multiply and wreak havoc. What a vaccine does is expose the immune system to a less-threatening version of a pathogen and, in effect, prime it to recognize and quickly eliminate the pathogen's harmful counterpart, should it ever invade the body. This feature lets you create six vaccines in your own virtual laboratory, using a different technique to produce each one.
Animation By Rick Groleau
Microbial Diversity Animations
The Biofilm Lifecycle: An animated description of biofilm formation, growth, communication, and dispersal. The Three Domains: A cladogram comparing the three domains of life, specifically the differences between the archaea and bacteria.
Microbial Diversity Animations (Rediscovering Biology)
Freshwater ponds provide a home for a wide variety of aquatic and semi-aquatic plants, insects, and animals. The vast majority of pond inhabitants, however, are invisible until viewed under the microscope. Beneath the placid surface of any pond is a microscopic metropolis bustling with activity as tiny bizarre organisms pursue their lives; locomoting, eating, trying not to be eaten, excreting, and reproducing. In this collection of digital movies, observe the activities of microscopic organisms taken from a typical North Florida pond.by Molecular Expression
Construction of a HSV-1 DNA Microarray for Global Analysis of Transcript Abundance
Animation by Dr. Ed Wagner
Microbiology Video Library
Over 300 Topic Videos (Microbiology Bytes)
- Investigation of a Microbial Mat NASA
- Phagocytosis and Bacterial Pathogens Thomas M. Terry at Univ. of Conn.
- TB Infection Timeline Rockefeller University
- Antibiotics Attack by HHMI
- How Anthrax Infects BBC
- Bacterial Growth Timothy Paustian
- Salmonella plus E.coli infection mechanism by HHMI
- Bacterial conjugation by HHMI
- Coccidiosis Karin Christensen - Scientific, Medical and Veterinary Illustration
- Bacteria movement University of Leicester
- Plasmid Cloning Sumanas Inc.
- Anthrax Sumanas Inc.
- Malaria, Peptic Ulcer, Anthrac and Antibiotic Resistance Sumanas Inc.
- Helicobacter pylori and Gastric Pathology John Hopkins
- Life Cycles of Malaria, Onchocerciasis,Leishmaniasis,Lymphatic filariasis,Schistosomiasis Liquid Jigsaw
- Life Cycle of Malaria McGraw-Hill
Emerging Infectious Diseases Annenberg/CPB
Fundamental Bacterial Genetics
The animations include exploring the bacterial cell, life cycle of bacteriophage lambda, interactive DNA cloning experiment, the process of conjugation and recombination, and the attachment and insertion of DNA by Phage T4.
Animations by Karin Christensen