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A microorganism (also spelled micro organism or micro-organism and also called a microbe) is an organism that is microscopic. The study of microorganisms is called microbiology; Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first to discovery of micro-organisms in 1675, using a microscope of his own design.

Microbes are also exploited by people in biotechnology, both in traditional food and beverage preparation, and in modern technologies based on genetic engineering. However, pathogenic microbes are harmful, since they invade and grow within other organisms, causing diseases that kill millions of people, other animals, and plants.

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