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Define: Microorganism
Organisms that are too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
Define: Germ
A rapidly growing cell
Name 4 types of germs
bacteria, fungi, protozoa,viruses
-decompose organic waste
-produce industrial chems
-produce products used in manufacturing
-produce fermented foods.. vinegar,cheese
How many microorganism species live on exposed surfaces of the body?
Are there more bacterial or human cells?
Bacterial, 10/15
Name a bacteria that is beneficial to humans.
Intestinal Bacteria
Bacteria allows humans to:
-prevent food spoilage
-prevent disease occurrence
What led to the development of aeseptic techniques to prevent contamination in medicine and micro labs?
Knowledge of organisms