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What are the major groups of microorganisms?

Solution

There are five major groups of micro-organisms:

1) Bacteria − They are single celled disease-causing micro-organisms. They can be spiral or rod- shaped.

2) Fungi − They are mostly multicellular disease-causing microbes. Bread moulds are common examples of fungi.

3) Protozoa − They mainly include organisms such as Amoeba, Plasmodium,etc. They can be unicellular or multicellular.

4) Algae − They include multicellular, photosynthetic organisms such as Spirogyra, Chlamydomonas, etc.

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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook For Class 8 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Microorganisms : Friend and Foe
Q: 5 | Page no. 30
Solution What Are the Major Groups of Microorganisms? Concept: Concept of Microorganisms.
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