What are the major groups of microorganisms?

What are the major groups of microorganisms?


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Hrishant Goswami
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9 years ago

There are five major groups of micro-organisms:

  • Bacteria − They are single celled disease-causing micro-organisms. They can be spiral or rod- shaped.
  • Fungi − They are mostly multicellular disease-causing microbes. Bread moulds are common examples of fungi.
  • Protozoa − They mainly include organisms such as Amoeba, Plasmodium,etc. They can be unicellular or multicellular.
  • Virus −Viruses are disease-causing microbes that reproduce only inside the host organism.
  • Algae − They include multicellular, photosynthetic organisms such as Spirogyra, Chlamydomonas, etc.

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