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Micro-Organisms

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The micro-organisms we will be looking at in this unit are bacteria, viruses and fungi. Click on a topic to learn more.

Biological Ideas

Structure of micro-organisms
Culturing micro-organisms
Why viruses are not considered living
Factors that affect the life processes of micro-organisms

Life processes of micro-organisms

Nutrition
Reproduction
Growth
Respiration
Excretion

Micro-organisms in our lives

Nutrient cycles
Making bread, wine and cheese
Sewage
Food poisoning
Disease and vaccination
Antibiotics

Key terms and definitions

Word list