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(English) In practice, a diverse classification of all those organisms not classed as plants or animals, usually minute microscopic or submicroscopic and found in nearly all environments. Examples are bacteria, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), mycoplasma, protozoa, fungi (including yeast), and viruses. (See also: protozoans, bacteria)
(French) Classification pratique pour regrouper tous les organismes qui ne sont pas classés comme végétaux ou animaux, généralement microscopiques ou submicroscopiques et présents dans presque tous les environnements (bactéries, cyanobactéries, protozoaires, champignons y compris la levure, virus). (See also: protozoans, bacteria)
(Portuguese) Na prática, classifica todos os organismos não classificados como plantas ou animais, usualmente microscópicos ou submicroscópicos existentes em quase todos os tipos de ambientes. (See also: protozoans, bacteria)

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