Where do Microorganisms Live?

Microbes can survive in all kinds of environments – from icy cold climates to hot springs (any kind of temperature); and deserts to marshy lands (any humidity level). Some live independently while others live as parasites – inside the bodies of other organisms (including animals and human beings).

Habitat: Microbes can be found in all types of habitats. They can withstand all extremes of

climate, e.g. ice-cold regions, hot springs, deserts, or marshy regions.

Occurrence: They may be free-living (capable of independent existence) e.g., amoeba or they may be seen in colonies e.g. fungi. They may also be parasitic and found on or inside the host organism.