Difference between microorganisms and virus

A microorganism, or microbe, is an organism of microscopic size, which may exist in its single-celled form or as a colony of cells. Microorganisms include bacteria, protozoa, algae, and fungi.

Virus an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.

​​​​​​​Although viruses are not considered living organisms, they are sometimes classified as microorganisms.  ​​​​​​Viruses are generaly not considered under microorganisms, which are generally classified as non-living.

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