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Learning Modules

As consisting mostly of videos:

Anatomy of BacteriaCell BiologyChemical Equilibrium, Enzymes, and CatalystsChemistry and Biochemistry BasicsGrowth of Microorganisms (plus fermentation of various foods)EcologyEnergyInformation and its MovementMacromoleculesMembranes and TransportMicrobial Genetics (though really more molecular genetics)Reproduction and Division of CellsTaxonomy, Plants, and FungiWhat is Biology?What is Microbiology?

On the Road with Biology as Poetry

As consisting of text and videos:

Cells, Life, and HomeostasisCirculatory System Part ICirculatory System Part IIDiet and NutritionDigestive SystemEndocrine SystemImmune SystemIntegumentary SystemNervous System Cells, Concepts, Peripheral SystemNervous System Brain, Spinal Cord, Special SensesReproductionRespiratory SystemTissues, Organs, and FunctionsMusculoskeletal SystemUrinary System

As consisting mostly of text:

Cooperation (as among microorganisms)Evolution of Resistance (in microorganisms) and Introduction to Microbial EvolutionGene ExchangeGenomes (evolution)Evolution of Greater Size and ComplexityMicrobiologyNatural SelectionNon-Darwinian ForcesPassage (of microorganisms) Through Time (in terms of evolution)Population BiologySymbioses (involving microorganisms)Virulence (evolution)

My most-viewed YouTube videos:

(1) Substrate-Level Phosphorylation(2) Secondary Endosymbiosis(3) Chemostat(4) Muller's Ratchet(5) Phenotypic Plasticity(6) Antagonistic Pleiotropy(7) Mutation and Fitness(8) Serial Endosymbiosis

Various extended projects:

Φ figures.biologyaspoetry.com Φ (collection of over 400 biology-themed figures for your intellectual as well as artistic enjoyment)human.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress somewhat video-based "textbook" on the subject of human biology, particularly human physiology)microbes.evolution.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress textbook on the subject of microbial evolution) phage.therapy.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress somewhat reprint-based "textbook" on the use of the viruses of bacteria to treat bacterial diseases)

Examples of Specific Content

Random example figures (of hundreds) and my various books:


Sample term entries (of thousands):

SalmonellaEntericsSexually transmitted diseasesClostridium tetaniShuttle vectorSubstrate-level phosphorylationTriglycerideSkinGerm Theory of DiseaseCatalystTransition stateReplication forkRecombinant DNABiosphereBiologyClonal expansionMicroorganismOrganGenetic variationGenus HomoDevelopmentDiapedesisMarginationChemotaxis (immunity)CholesterolNeutrophilScienceYou are what you eatCoagulaseFungiOsmotrophCarbonElementColicinLysogen allelopathyIntracellular parasitismPhagotrophClonal interferenceSerial transferCompetitive exclusionChemostatAcquired resistanceProdromal periodVirulence factorCulturePhotosynthesisNosocomial infectionConodontsGrowth optimumExotoxinPathogenicity islandPredatorPredationArchaea (informal)ArchaeonCrenarchaeotaEuryarchaeotaArchaealArchaeal virusViruses of MicroorganismsBacteriaConsumerPlacental mammalsAdsorptionAbsorptionVictim-exploiter interactionsDomainAminoacyl tRNA synthetaseNitrogen fixationBiotechnologyExoenzymeBotulinum toxinPeriplasmStabilizing frequency-dependent selectionColonization (microbiology)ApoptosisOpportunistic infectionsCarrier stateInfectionBacteriocinClostridium botulinumShigellaAntibiotic resistanceBlack deathOuter membraneMigration (genetic)CohesionMesophileArchaeaSystems biologyFunctional biologyEvolutionary biologyUltimate causationBehaviorEvolutionary trendBiologyPharmecologyFitnessTrophic ecologyEvolutionPhage therapyAntibioticEndotoxinAlleleMicropyle (ovule)Domain ArchaeaHard selectionEndosymbiosisSepsis (within the body)Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)Convergent evolutionHardy-Weinberg equilibriumDisruptive selectionCentral dogmaCalorie (kcal)Muller's ratchetInactivated whole-agent vaccineAttenuated whole-agent vaccineFixationAntagonistic pleiotropyLinkageCompensatory (mutation)Relative fitnessMutation

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A Bit of Fun

Videos of and about link to S. T. Abedon's homepage:

This is link to S. T. Abedon's homepage, from August, 2013:

This is the story of link to S. T. Abedon's homepage (much abbreviated):

This is the story of half sour pickles (well, sort of…):

A bit of a tangent within a lecture addressing the question, why I like Wikipedia:

Silly sayings with link to Biology as Poetry in them:


For predecessors to this site, see Bioport and Microport; see also here.

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