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Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014, 2(4), 106-115
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-2-4-4
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A Review on Recent Diseases Caused by Microbes

Smruti Ranjan Singh1, Krishnamurthy N.B.1 and Blessy Baby Mathew1,

1Department of Biotechnology, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Pub. Date: May 15, 2014

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Smruti Ranjan Singh, Krishnamurthy N.B. and Blessy Baby Mathew. A Review on Recent Diseases Caused by Microbes. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014; 2(4):106-115. doi: 10.12691/jaem-2-4-4


Microbes are called disease-causing microbes and can make humans, animals and plants sick by causing infection and disease. Disease-causing microbes can also be called pathogens, germs or bugs and are responsible for causing infectious diseases. Microorganisms are very diverse. They include all of the prokaryotes, namely the bacteria and archaea and various forms of eukaryotes, comprising the protozoa, fungi, algae, microscopic plants (green algae), and animals such as rotifers and planarians. Some microbiologists also classify viruses as microorganisms, but others consider these as nonliving. This review deals with the current status of disease causing microbes and the recent diseases which mostly went unnoticed.

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