Microbes

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Microbes, also called microorganisms, are omnipresent in our lives, even if we do not see them. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses, and are among the earliest known life forms. They can be beneficial or harmful to their host, depending on their environment and the properties conferred by their genomic content. Depending on the biological context, we might want to eradicate them, using new antibiotics strategies, or to promote the growth of some of them to harness their biological properties.