study of bacteria

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria. Bacteriologists study, identify, classify, and describe bacterial species.[1]

Bacteriology and microbiology


Microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses are studied by "microbiologists".[2][3] However, bacteriology is a distinct science, because the make-up and inheritance of bacteria is rather different from the other groups.



  1. Wassenaar T.M. 2011. "Bacteriology: the study of bacteria". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. Ward J. MacNeal; Herbert Upham Williams (1914). Pathogenic micro-organisms; a text-book of microbiology for physicians and students of medicine. P. Blakiston's sons & co. pp. 1–. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. Jeanne Stove Poindexter (1986). Methods and special applications in bacterial ecology. Springer. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-306-42346-8. Retrieved 18 June 2011.