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micro lesson 2


More about the varying forms in which microorganisms exist Living thing thatpresently has or has the ability to function in an idependent manner--characterized by voluntary movement--lacking the power of locomotion
Intestinal flora Harmless microorganisms (escherichia coli) that inhabit the intestinal tract and are essential to its normal functioning
Viruses, Virus (Virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agents that only replicate within cells of living hosts
Moneran, Moneron Organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is one of the following three: absorption, photosynthesis, or chemosynthesis
Bacteria, Bacterium (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms that lack chlorophyll and reproduce by fission. They serve important functions as pathogens and have dominant biochemical properties.
Microbe, germ bug A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term, however, is not used for technical purposes
Pathogen Any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
Protocist Any of the unicellualar protists
Protist, Protistan Free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes
Primary Pathogens Have the ability to transmit disease to, at minimum, a prtion normal individuals
Opportunistic pathogens Have the ability to cause disease only in those individuals afflicted with either innate or humoral immune and efficiencies
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