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2nd year Preswex

Microorganisms, Chapter 5

TermDefinition
Biodiversity Describes all the variety of living things
All livings are grouped into 5 groups (kingdoms)
The five kingdoms are Animals, plants, protists, fungi and bacteria
invertebrates have no back bone
vertebrates have a backbone
examples of protists algae and amoeba
examples of plants oak tree, cactus
examples of fungus bread mould, mushrooms, athletes foot.
agar food to grow bacteria
petri dish plastic container where we grow bacteria
All living things are evolved from bacteria
the oldest living things on the planet bacteria
how bacteria look in the petri dish slimey dots, various colours
negative effects of bacteria human diseases, spoils food, crop diseases
positive effects of bacteria make foods, make antibiotics, break down wastes
antibiotic resistance bacteria which cannot be killed using anitbiotics
antibiotics chemicals made by microorganisms to kill bacteria
Microorganisms tiny living things (bacteria, viruses)
how to prevent antibiotic resistance do not treat viruses with antibiotics, finish your course of antibiotics, never take another persons perscribtion
common viruses cold sores, flu, chickenpox, common cold
viruses are larger or smaller than bacteria? smaller
parasites live off living organisms
vaccination treatment that protects the body from a disease