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Microorganisms

Microorganisms

Most people breathe in Aspergillus fungal spores every day without being affected. However, the fungus can cause disease in people with lung diseases or weakened immune systems.
Courtesy of the CDC/15145.

Bacteria, archaebacteria, fungi, protists, algae, viruses, infectious diseases, helpful microorganisms, microbiome

  • HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDSLessons

    Students investigate and learn about the structure, function and replication cycle of the HIV virus, and how it spreads, and they use real data to track the spread of HIV/AIDS nationally and globally.

  • Microbes

    MicrobesLessons

    Students explore microbes related to health (bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses), learn that microbes play key roles in the lives of humans, and discover that some cause diseases.

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