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Size of BACTERIA
10 micrometres
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Size of VIRUS
25 nanometres
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Size of FUNGI
3-5 miles
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Size of PROTIST
10-20 nanometres
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How do BACTERIA reproduce?
Binary Fission (simple splitting)
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How do VIRUS reproduce?
Taking over a cell and making thousands of copies of itself
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How do FUNGI reproduce?
Growing and extending their hypae (long threads)
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How do PROTIST reproduce?
Will feed and grow inside an organism
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Examples of diseases caused by BACTERIA:
Food poisoning, cholera, typhoid, whooping cough, pneumonia and gonorrhoea
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Examples of diseases caused by VIRUS:
Influenza, common colds, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox and tobacco mosaic virus
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Examples of diseases caused by FUNGI:
Athletes foot, ringworm, thrush and fungal nail infection
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Examples of diseases caused by PROTISTS:
Malaria
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Effects of BACTERIA in the body:
May release poisons or toxins
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Effects of VIRUS in the body:
Makes you cough and sneeze
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Effects of FUNGI in the body:
Eat away at the skin
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Effects of PROTISTS in the body:
Fevers, chills, fatigue, nausea and brain function impairment
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