Pipetting Samples

MICROBES IN HUMAN WELFARE

All microbes are not dreadful, some of them are biologically, commercially useful.

Microorganisms or Microbes

Microbes are organisms which cannot be seen by naked eyes.

Occurrence: These can be found everywhere, i.e., in soil, water, air and inside the bodies of

living organisms. They can be found deep inside the geyser (thermal vents) where temperature may be as high as 100 0C, deep in soil, under snow as well as acidic environment.

Diversity: Microbes are of various varieties. They are,

protozoa, bacteria, fungi, plant viruses, viroids and prions.