Monday, May 3, 2021

Where do Microorganisms Live?

Microorganisms are found in air, water and in the bodies of plants and animals. They can live in all kinds of environment, ranging from ice cold climate to hot springs, deserts and marshy lands. They are also found inside the bodies of animals including humans. Some microorganisms grow on other organisms while others exist freely.

Microorganisms may be single-celled like bacteria, some algae and protozoa, or multicellular, such as many algae and fungi. So they may be unicellular or multicellular. Viruses though different from the above-mentioned living organisms are referred to as microbes. Viruses are quite different from other microorganisms. They reproduce only inside the cells of the host organism: bacterium, plant or animal.


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