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Microbiological Survey Slides

Archaebacteria Image

Archaebacteria (1000x)

  • Genus/Species
  • Domain: Archaea
  • Kingdom: Archaea
  • Phylum/Division:
  • Common Name:
  • Structures of Importance
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Extremophiles (halophiles, thermophiles, alkaliphiles, acidophile); may be methanogenic.

Amoeba Proteus Image

Amoeba proteus (100x)

  • Genus/SpeciesAmoeba proteus
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Amoebozoa
  • Phylum/Division: Tubulinea
  • Common Name:
  • Structures of Importance:  pseudopodia
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental):

Anabaena Image

Anabaena (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Anabaena
  • Domain: Bacteria
  • Kingdom: Bacteria
  • Phylum/Division: Cyanobacteria
  • Common Name: blue-green bacteria
  • Structures of Importance: heterocysts, lamellae
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): fix nitrogen, photosynthesis

Aspergillus Image

Aspergillus (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Aspergillus
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Fungi
  • Phylum/Division: Ascomycota
  • Common Name: Mold
  • Structures of Importance: Conidia
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Aspergillosis, Food Mold

Candida Albicans Image

Candida albicans (1000x)

  • Genus/Species: Candida albicans
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Fungi
  • Phylum/Division: Ascomycota
  • Common Name: Yeast
  • Structures of Importance: ascospores, budding
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): thrush, diaper rash, vaginitis

Ceratium Image

Ceratium (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Ceratium
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Dinoflagellate
  • Common Name: Dinoflagellate
  • Structures of Importance: horns, chromatophores, theca
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): photosynthesis, red tide

Diatoms Image

Diatoms (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Diatoms
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Basillarophyta
  • Common Name: algae, phytoplankton
  • Structures of Importance: chloroplasts, frustule (cell wall)
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Photosynthesis

Euglena Image

Euglena (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Euglena
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Euglenophyta/Euglenozoa
  • Common Name: Euglenid
  • Structures of Importance: chloroplasts, contractile vacuole
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): photosynthesis

Fasciola Hepatica Image

Fasciola hepatica (10x)

  • Genus/Species: Fasciola hepatica
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum/Division: Platyhelminthes
  • Common Name: Liver fluke
  • Structures of Importance: Adult flat worm
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Fascioliasis

Giardia Lamblia Image

Giardia lamblia trophozoite (1000x)

  • Genus/Species: Giardia lamblia
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Archeazoa
  • Common Name: Diplomonads
  • Structures of Importance: trophozoite, flagella, ventral groove, nuclei, adhesive disc
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): no mitochondria, giardiasis

Paramecium Caudatum Image

Paramecium caudatum (100x)

  • Genus/SpeciesParamecium caudatum
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Chromalveolata
  • Phylum/Division: Ciliophora
  • Common Name:
  • Structures of Importance:  macronuclei
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental):

Penicillium Image

Penicillium (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Penicillium
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Fungi
  • Phylum/Division: Ascomycota
  • Common Name: Mold
  • Structures of Importance: Conidia, conidiophores
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Penicillin

Peridinium Image

Peridinium (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Peridinium
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Dinoflagellata
  • Common Name: Dinoflagellata
  • Structures of Importance: Chloroplasts
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Photosynthesis

Planaria Image

Planaria (20x)

  • Genus/SpeciesPlanaria
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum/Division: Platyhelminthes
  • Common Name:
  • Structures of Importance: Regeneration abilities
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental):

Plasmodium Falciparum Image

Plasmodium falciparum (1000x)

  • Genus/Species: Plasmodium falciparum
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Apicomplexa
  • Common Name: Sporozoa
  • Structures of Importance: ring stage, merozoite, trophozoite, gametocyte
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Malaria

Rhizopus Image

Rhizopus (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Rhizopus
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Fungi
  • Phylum/Division: Zygomycota
  • Common Name: Mold
  • Structures of Importance: sporangia, sporangiophore/sporangiospore, columella
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Bread Mold

Saccharomyces Image

Saccharomyces (1000x)

  • Genus/SpeciesSaccharomyces
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Fungi
  • Phylum/Division: Ascomycota
  • Common Name: Yeast
  • Structures of Importance: Ascospores, Budding
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): baker's/bread yeast

Spirogyra Image

Spirogyra (100x)

  • Genus/Species: Spirogyra
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Chlorophyta
  • Common Name: Green algae
  • Structures of Importance: Chloroplasts
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Photosynthesis

Taenia Image

Taenia (20x)

  • Genus/Species: Taenia
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum/Division: Platyhelminthes
  • Common Name: Tapeworm
  • Structures of Importance: hooks, scolex, proglottids, suckers
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Taeniasis

Trichinella Spiralis Image

Trichinella spiralis (100x)

  • Genus/Species: Trichinella spiralis
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum/Division: Nematoda
  • Common Name: Roundworm, whipworm
  • Structures of Importance: larvae
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Trichinosis

Trichiuris Trichiura Image

Trichiuris trichiura (400x)

  • Genus/Species: Trichiuris trichiura
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum/Division: Nematoda
  • Common Name: Roundworm, whipworm
  • Structures of Importance:
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Trichuriasis

Trichomonas Image

Trichomonas vaginalis (1000x)

  • Genus/Species: Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Metamonada
  • Common Name:
  • Structures of Importance: Trophozoite
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): Trichomoniasis

Trypanosoma Gambiense Image

Trypanosoma gambiense (1000x)

  • Genus/Species: Trypanosoma gambiense
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Protist
  • Phylum/Division: Euglenozoa
  • Common Name: Trypanosomes
  • Structures of Importance: Trypomastigotes
  • Significance (Medical/Environmental): African Sleeping Sickness