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February, 1999

Microbe Zoo

Ever wonder what lives in your refrigerator or your compost pit? Well there's plenty of stuff growing in all kinds of places that we can't see without the help of microscopes, and the Microbe Zoo is just the place to find out about them. Here you'll find images and descriptions of microscopic organisms and the habitats in which they live

Great graphics and an entertaining layout.

The main logo is the key to navigating this site. Click on any of the subsections in the bottom bar of the logo to go to the various zoo pavilions. To return to the main page click on the Microbial Zoo image at the middle left of the logo. To visit the parent site, The Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, click on the green bar at the top of the logo.

Michigan State University is developing The Microbe Zoo as a learning tool for students of microbiology and microbial ecology. The Zoo is divided into five main areas: Waterworld, the Animal Pavilion, the Snack Bar, Space Adventures, and Dirtland. Each area has several subsections with images and discussion about the various microbes that inhabit them. For a complete index of the site and a good description of what microbes are and how to classify them, click on "information" under the Logo on the main page. It's also worthwhile to visit the site's parent page, The Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology. Here you'll find more microbial information including Microbe of the Week, Microbes in the News, and The Curious Microbe, tales of amazing microbes and curious environments.