The Variety and Roles of Microbes
Organizing yy Microbe Groups
Next have the students sort the Microbe Example cards related to disease into the appropriate microbe group. Be sure they understand that all four microbe groups can contribute to disease in other organisms, such as plants or animals (including humans). For the last question on the slide, you might mention that viruses called bacteriophages can infect bacteria.
- Moreno, N., Tharp, B., Erdmann, D., Rahmati Clayton, S., Denk, J. (2008). The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide. Houston, TX: BioEd.
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