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Descriptor in English: microbiology
Descriptor in Spanish: microbiología
Descriptor in Portuguese: microbiologia
Descriptor in French: microbiologie
Entry term(s): bacteria
fungi
Scope note: Used with organs, animals, and higher plants and with diseases for microbiologic studies. For parasites, "parasitology" is used; for viruses, "virology" is used.
Annotation: subhead only; see also /parasitology & /virology; for ability of organisms to cause disease use /pathogenicity; see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.46; DF: /microbiol or /MI
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/MI or MI (SH) or SUBS APPLY MI
History Note: 67; used with Category A & C 1967-74; A, B1-2, B6, C & F3 1975-86; A, B1-2, B6, C, F3 & INFANT, NEWBORN+; A, B1-2, B6, C & F3 1990 forward
Entry Version: MICROBIOL
Abbreviation: MI
DeCS UI: 22046
Descriptor UI: Q000382
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2015/07/01
microbiology - Preferred
Concept UI M0030588
Scope note Used with organs, animals, and higher plants and with diseases for microbiologic studies. For parasites, "parasitology" is used; for viruses, "virology" is used.
Preferred term microbiology
fungi - Narrower
Concept UI M0030593
Preferred term fungi
bacteria - Narrower
Concept UI M0030592
Preferred term bacteria



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