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Science Now Magazine
A Parasite Shows Its Plantlike Side
The single-celled creatures known as protozoans are primitive, exotic, and sometimes just plain weird, resembling animals, plants, or a combination of both.

American Society for Microbiology
MicrobeWorld
The American Society for Microbiology website provides many resources to learn about different types of microbes and the research being done.

National Academies Press
Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe Relationship - Workshop Summary (2006)
The 2006 Academies' publication, Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe Relationship Workshop Summary, is a discussion of the variety of different host-microbe relationships that exist, most of which are not dangerous to ones' health.

National Institutes of Health
Getting To Know "Friendly Bacteria"
The NIH newsletter CAM at the NIH published the article, Friendly Bacteria, in 2006. This article discusses the presence of "good" bacteria in our bodies and the potential uses for them as probiotics that can help our bodies function better.

University of Sydney
Fungal Biology
This website, Fungal Biology, put together by the University of Sydney, discusses different types of fungi and information about the kingdom.

National Geographic
Rust-Breathing Bacteria: Miracle Microbes (2004)
The National Geographic 2004 article, Rust-Breathing Bacteria: Miracle Microbes, highlights a unique group of bacteria that use metals to get energy from their food and potential uses for them to decontaminate water.

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