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Blood cell infected with malaria parasite

Malaria is caused by the single-celled parasite Plasmodium. It is transmitted from one person to another by certain species of blood sucking mosquito. The parasite spends part of its complex life cycle inside red blood cells.

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Welcome to microbiology online

Microbiology online has been devised by the Society for General Microbiology, the largest learned microbiological society in Europe. This inspirational online resource supports the teaching and learning of microbiology in the classroom across the key stages. It explores how microbes can be friend and foe and most importantly, why we need these invisible organisms to live.

For teachers

Information and advice on all aspects of microbiology teaching - both theory and practice is just a click away.

Microbe passports

Take a peek down the microscope and explore further the secret world of microbes.

For students

Curious about microbiology? Ever wondered what a microbe is? Where they can be found? What they do? And much, much more... The answers are here.

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