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Branches of Microbiology

type of microbe studied
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Bacteriology
the study of bacteria (a small single-celled prokaryotic organism)
Mycology
the study of fungi (group of eukaryotes that include both microscopic eukaryotes ,mold, yeast, and larger organisms (mushrooms, puffballa))
Phycology
the study of simple, photosynthetic eukaryotes. The algae, ranging from single-celled forms to large seaweeds.
Protozoology
The study of protozoa. Animal-like and mostly single- celled eukaryotes.
Virology
The study of viruses. Minute, non-cellular particles that parasitize cells.
Parasitology
The study of paracitisism and parasidic organisms. Including pathogenic protozoa, helminth worms, and certain insects.