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Microbiologists vs. Zoologists/Botanists
microorganisms do not form differentiated tissues
Millimeter
1x10^-3 m
Micron "um"
1x10^-6m
Nanometer "nm"
1x10^-9m
Size of Microorganisms
(smallest to largest)
-Atoms
-Small molecules (amino acids, nucleotides, sugars, fatty acids)
-Biological Macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, lipids)
-Subcellular structures (viruses, ribosomes, microtubules)
-Rickettsia, Chlamydia, Nanobacteria
-Most bacteria and archaea
-Yeasts and Flagellated Protozoa
-Typical Plant and Animal Cells, Amoebae
-Ciliated protozoa
-Zooplankton
Types of Microorganisms
(Cellular Organisms, Subcelluar Aggregates of Molecules)
Cellular organisms-alive
a.prokaryotes (no nuclear membrane)
b. eukaryotes (normal nucleus)
Subcell...
a. virsus, viroids, prions