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Microbiology
Exploring microscopic organisms including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and some fungi and algae.
Microbe
A microscopic organism causing disease ...
Another name for:Bacteria, Virus, Germ, A "bug"
Pathogen
Any agent causing disease or illness to its host.
Pathogens are microscopic such as:
Bacteria - viruses - protozoa and fungi
Virus
Outer shell called a CAPSID - made of PROTEIN.
Inside - NUCLEIC ACID - can be DNA or RNA.
Enters into the body by nose, mouth, or a break in the skin.
The virus enters the human cell and multiplies, and makes copies of the virus
Bacteria
PROKARYOTIC micro-organisms.
Lots of good bacteria in the body.
Bad bacteria - PATHOGENS
Enter body by nose, mouth, or broken skin.
One cure - antibiotics
Host Cell
A living cell in which a virus multiplies.
An animal or plant in which a parasite lives.
Parasite
An organism that lives and feeds on or in an organism of a different species
Fungi
EUKARYOTIC organisms that include: Yeasts, Molds, Mushrooms, DECOMPOSERS
Protist
EUKARYOTIC organisms
Variety of organisms such as:
Protozoa - animal-like Algae - plant-like Slime, mold - fungus-like protists.
Protozoa
Single-cell, Eukaryotic organism that move around freely by cilia or flagella and ingest food.
Include: Algae, Protist
Algae
AUTOTROPHIC organisms (plants, algae, some bacteria)
Chlorophyll - containing, aquatic plants but lack roots, stems & leaves
Mutant
An animal, organism or gene that has undergone change.
Prevention
To protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death.
Treatment
The manner in which something or
a disease is cared for or dealt with.