This post was most recently updated on March 27th, 2020

If you are searching to get information about various features of microorganisms, you are now in the right place. In this post, you will get relevant links about various Bacteria, Parasites, Fungi and Viruses. I am covering following characterstics of microorganisms.

  • Morphological characteristics
  • Cultural characteristics
  • Pathogenesis and virulence factors
  • Diseases
  • Laboratory diagnosis

Please refer to given links to get more information about those organisms. If you are interested to know about information that has not been covered yet, you can email me at [email protected] I will try to cover that topic(s) in the days to come.

A. Bacteriology

Gram Positive Cocci

  1. Staphylococcus species
    1. Difference between Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
    2. Difference between Staphylococcus and Micrococcus
    3. Staphylococcus aureus:Disease, Properties, Pathogenesis, and Laboratory diagnosis
    4. Virulence Factors of Staphylococcus aureus and their roles
    5. MRSA: Emergence, Types, and Detection Methods
  2. Streptococcus species
    1. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus): Disease, Properties, Pathogenesis and Laboratory diagnosis
    2. Virulence Factors of Streptococcus Pneumoniae
    3. How to identify Streptococcus pneumoniae?
    4. Streptococcus Pyogenes (GAS): Characteristics; Virulence Factors, Diseases and Key Tests
    5. Virulence factors of Streptococcus pyogenes and their roles

Gram Postive Bacilli

  1. Clostridium difficile: Characteristics, Disease and Laboratory Diagnosis

Gram Negative Cocci & Coccobacilli

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonococci) and Neisseria meningitidis (meningococci)
  2. Brucellosis: etiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis and prevention
  3. Acinetobacter: Disease, Properties, and Resistance 

Gram Negative Rods

Enterobacteriaceae family

  1. Escherichia coli (E. coli) 
    1. Escherichia coli:Disease, Properties, Pathogenesis, and Laboratory diagnosis
    2. E. coli; Only Bacteria that wins record number of Nobel Prizes
    3. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC): Infections and Diagnosis
    4. Processing of urine for laboratory diagnosis of ESBL producing E. coli
    5. Virulence Factors of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC)
  2. Klebsiella pneumoniae: Properties, Diseases and Laboratory Diagnosis
  3. Proteus species: Properties, Diseases and Identification
  4. Shigella: Disease, properties, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis
  5. Salmonella: Properties, Disease and Laboratory diagnosis

Other bacteria 

  1. Campylobacter jejuni: Disease, properties and Laboratory diagnosis
  2. Chlamydia Infections: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
  3. Chlamydia trachomatis: properties, disease and laboratory diagnosis
  4. Leprosy: Etiology, Pathogenesis and Lab Diagnosis 
  5. Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Properties, Pathogenic genera and their diseases
  6. Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Infection, Mortality, Pathogenesis and diagnosis
  7. Q Fever: Etiology, general properties, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis
  8. Typhus Fever: Etiology, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis

Mycology

Aspergillus fumigatus: Characteristics, Pathogenesis and Laboratory Diagnosis

Cryptococcus neoformans: Properties, pathogenesis, diseases and lab diagnosis

Candida albicans: pathogenesis, diseases and laboratory diagnosis

Histoplasma capsulatum: Properties, Diseases and Laboratory diagnosis

Sporotrichosis (Rose Gardener’s disease) and laboratory diagnosis

Parasitology

  1. Entamoeba histolytica: Life Cycle, Diseases and laboratory diagnosis
  2. Giardia lamblia: Life Cycle, Diseases and laboratory diagnosis

Virology

  1. Hepatitis A Virus: properties, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis
  2. Herpes Simplex Virus, Structure,Pathogenesis, Clinical Feature and Lab Diagnosis
  3. Influenza (flu) Virus: Introduction, Classification and Structure
  4. Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Virus: Structure, life cycle, pathogenesis and diagnosis
  5. Measles virus: structure, pathogenesis, clinical feature, complications and lab diagnosis
  6. Mumps Virus: Introduction, Pathogenesis, Clinical Findings and Lab Diagnosis
  7. Poliomyelitis: Pathogenesis, clinical features and Laboratory diagnosis
  8. Rabies Virus: Structure, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Findings
  9. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Replication and Pathogenesis
  10. Zika virus: Transmission, Pathogenesis, symptoms and laboratory diagnosis