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What is the study of microscopic organisms?
Just so, what are microscopic living organisms called?
A microorganism or microbe is an organism which is microscopic, which means so small that people cannot see them with naked eye. The study of microorganisms is called microbiology. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses, and are among the earliest known life forms.
Beside above, where are microscopic organisms found? Some protists are related to animals and some to green plants. Many of the multicellular organisms are microscopic, namely micro-animals, some fungi and some algae, but these are not discussed here. They live in almost every habitat from the poles to the equator, deserts, geysers, rocks and the deep sea.
Keeping this in consideration, how do we examine microscopic organisms?
Tools and techniques to study microbes
- Light microscopy. Both conventional compound microscopes and inverted microscopes are used to examine samples.
- Electron microscopy. Electron microscopy is vital for the identification of small cells as well as examining details of larger cells.
- Flow cytometry.
- Pigment analysis.
What do microscopic organisms eat?
These minute animals have all the functions of larger creatures: they take in food, excrete wastes, reproduce and communicate. They feed directly on phytoplankton, bacteria and other protozoa.