Are germs animal, vegetable or mineral, or are different types of germs different?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Depends on the definition of germs.
If you're talking about microorganisms, it's a diverse field where you find among other things; fungi (neither plant nor animal), bacteria (similar to animals), protists (algeae) and viruses (not living).
The classification system you mention (animal/vegetable/mineral) is not used very much nowadays.
- greydoc6Lv 71 decade ago
The father of taxonomy or classification of living organisms, Linnaeus, divided living things into two kingdoms, plants and animals. But certain organisms defied classification. Taxonomists still argue about classification, but those who adhere to a five kingdom classification system put germs, or bacteria, in Monera.
Unfortunately, it gets more complicated. Check it out.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Animal. Vegetable cells are defined by a hard cell wall and chlorophyll as I remember it. May be other characteristics as well, but that's the important thing.