Latest News

New powerful antibiotics discovered using machine learning
Bacteria are amazing creatures. They adapt rapidly to any stress that is put on them or at least some...
Read more
Top Publishers Sued over Collusion in Textbook Market
Textbook prices are out of control and this is why I spent years of my life writing and running this...
Read more
Americans are fatter than ever and processed food is to blame
Before diving into this article we need to clarify how being obese is measured. There are many ways to...
Read more
Through the Microscope updates
An important feature of Through the Microscope is the animations that depict important processes. Often...
Read more
Obesity and the Microbiome
A large body of evidence is emerging showing that the microbiome has a role in obesity and I cover some...
Read more

Create a practice exam

Choose the number of questions you want from each category and then hit the create button

Category Number of Questions
Chapter 2 - - Fundamental concepts that are important for understanding microbiology
Chapter 1 - The Relevance and History of Microbiology
Chapter 3 - Cell Structure and Organization
Chapter 13 - Basic Virology and Prokaryotic Viruses
Chapter 4 - The central dogma
Chapter 5 - Microbial Nutrition
Chapter 6 - Microbial Growth
Chapter 7 - Control of Microbes
Chapter 8 - Metabolism
Chapter 9 - Photosynthesis
Chapter 10 - Anabolism
Chapter 11 - Regulation of Metabolism
Chapter 12 - Genomics and Genetics
Chapter 14 - Host-Microbe Interactions
Chapter 15 - Immunity - Introduction and Innate Immunity
Chapter 16 - Immunity - Adaptive Immunity and Errors of the Immune System
Chapter 17 - Treatment and Prevention of Disease
Chapter 18 - Introduction to Pathogens and Airborne and Contact Transmission
Chapter 19 - Fecal to Oral Transmission
Chapter 20 - Sexually Transmitted Disease and Those Transmitted by Blood and Body Fluids
Chapter 21 - Vector Borne and Other Diseases
Chapter 22 - Evolution: Implications for Microbiology
Chapter 23 - Eukaryotic Microbial Diversity
Chapter 29 - Archaeal Diversity
Chapter 28 - Bacterial Diversity
Chapter 26 - Microbial Ecology
Chapter 27 - Applied Microbiology
Chapter 28 - Appendix A: Microbial Methods