Germs are microscopic organisms that are sometimes helpful, but also cause disease in plants and animals. Below is a bacterium that has caused numerous problems and death in humans recently.
Germs have many names, pathogen, microbe, bacteria, virus, microorganism, microscopic organism, fungi, protozoa, and others. they have many names, but they're still extremely small and able to do great good and desstruction.
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coli commonly known as E.
coli are found
in food and water and cause life threatening infections.
Staphylococcus auras. These have gone through two stages of multiplying.
This is an example of one of the three shapes of germs: rods.
Viruses are far smaller than bacteria. Viruses look like balls with spikes sticking out, some others look like loaves of bread or tadpoles and others look like metal screws with spider legs.