A collection of images/photos in various disciplines of Microbiology that will aid the student in understanding the concept/subject better is presented here. The sideshow is created in flash format and requires a flash player to be installed. These slides are password protected and registration is required for gaining access. You may register yourself by clicking here. My contribution to Wiki Commons can be accessed by clicking here
Various instruments of different shapes and sizes are used in clinical microbiology. These have varied applications. Some of the instruments/apparatus that I have shown here are kept as spotters in UG practical examination. Click here to view them.
Various types of media exists to grow diverse types of bacteria. While some of these media are used routinely all over the world, some media are for special purposes only. The slides shown here include plain media, media with bacterial growth, various solid and liquid media including indicator, differential, selective and enrichment media. Click here to view them.
It is very important to identify the bacterium isolated from clinical specimen because the bacterium could be a pathogen or a contaminant/commensal. Several phenotypic tests are available to identify these bacteria up to their species level. some tests are more common than others. Click here to view them.
Sterilization is a vital process in any healthcare setting to achieve asepsis. It has more importance in microbiology as the microbes can readily contaminate the culture media. Click here to view them.
Microscopy slides of pathogenic bacteria
A slideshow of common pathogenic bacteria, their propertis and the diseases they produce has been compiled here. Click here to view them.
Animals in microbiology
Animals have historically been a vital part of microbiological studies. animal model gives us insight into the pathogenesis of a disease and host response. Animals have been used for various purposes. Click here to view them.
Parasites of medical importance
There are several parasites of medical importance that can cause or transmit diseases in humans. While such a list can be very long, I am presenting only the important ones. Click here to view ectoparasites and endoparasites. Click here to view slideshow of helminthic eggs. Click here to view protozoa of medical importance.