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Microbes

The study of micro nonliving entities An living organisms

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Acellular microbes

Infectious particles, viruses and prions

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Cellular microbes

Microorganisms, bacteria, Archaea, some algae, An all Protozoa, some fungi

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Pathogens

Microbes that cause disease

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Non pathogens

Microbes that do not cause disease

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Indigenous microflora

Microbes that live on an in the human body

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Opportunistic pathogens

These pathogens colonize our bodies, An can potentially cause us harm

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Saprophytes

An organism that lives on dead or decaying organic matter

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Biomeditation

Genetically engineered microbes

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Microbial ecology

The study of relationship between the microbe An the environment

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Phytoplankton

Tiny marine plants an algae

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Antibiotic

A substance produced by a microbe that is effective in killing or inhabiting the growth of other microbes

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Infectious disease

When a pathogen colonized the body an subsequently causes disease

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Microbial intoxication

When a person ingests a toxin that is produced my a microbe

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Abiogenesis or spontaneous generation

The idea that life can spontaneously come from nonliving materials

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Biogenesis

Life will only arise from preexisting life

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Synergetic infections

Multiply microbes causing a disease