Microbiology is the study of tiny living things that we can't see with our eyes, like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Microbiologists study how these microorganisms grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment, and how they can affect our health.
Bacteriology is the study of microscopic living things called bacteria. Scientists are learning more about how to promote the growth of good bacteria and fight bad ones to improve our health. Additionally, bacteria are used in various industries to produce useful compounds.
Fungi are some of the coolest organisms around! They come in all shapes and sizes, from the yeast to make bread to the mold on old bread. Some fungi are beneficial and help recycle nutrients back into the environment, while some cause problems like infections.