Microorganisms can also be harmful to us.

Some microorganisms cause diseases in plants, animals and humans. These microorganisms are called pathogens.

Some microorganisms spoil food, clothing, leather.

 

What are pathogens?

Microorganisms which cause diseases in human beings, plants and animals are called pathogens

Example

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Some viruses cause Polio,Chicken Pox

 

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 2 Class 8 - Microorganisms : Friend and Foe

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo