Online Textbook Bacteriology is continuously updated and includes information on Staphylococcus, MRSA, Streptococcus, pseudomonas, anthrax, E. coli, cholera, tuberculosis, Lyme disease and other bacterial pathogens that cause diseases of humans.
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The Online Textbook of Bacteriology is about microbes, including staph, MRSA, strep, anthrax, E. coli, salmonella cholera, pneumonia, meningitis, gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, Lyme disease and other bacterial pathogens.
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Kenneth Todar currently teaches Microbiology 100 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His main teaching interest include general microbiology, bacterial diversity, microbial ecology and pathogenic bacteriology.

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Photo of colonies of Bacillus anthracis. "The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly"

The pearly droplets in this photo are colonies of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax. The bugs exude a goopy coating that repels immune system assaults and allows them to establish a foothold in the body. Learn more about the tricks bacteria use to prosper almost everywhere on Earth in this Web text from microbiologist Kenneth Todar of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. High school and college students can absorb the basics of bacterial structure, physiology, classification, and ecology.The book emphasizes medical microbiology, exploring how bacteria hitch a ride from host to host, how the body tries to corral invading microbes, and how the bugs elude these defenses. For example, the cholera bacterium releases a toxin that induces intestinal cells to spill ions and water, producing potentially lethal diarrhea.

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Kenneth Todar has taught microbiology to undergraduate students at The University of Texas, University of Alaska and University of Wisconsin since 1969.

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