Microbe Monday – 6/10/18

It’s the start of another week, so here’s your Microbe Monday clues to get you going!

  • is a parasite
  • can live in human and animal intestines
  • has a protective outer shell that allows the parasite to live outside its host
  • one of the most common causes of waterborne illness
  • very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants
  • found throughout the world
  • transmission is both zoonotic and anthroponotic
  • 4–6 µm in diameter
  • can complete its entire lifecycle in one host
  • its mitochondria does not contain DNA

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