Microorganisms (Microbes), Role of

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Microorganisms (microbes) are those life forms too small to be seen by the naked eye; that is, those that require a microscope or other form of magnification in order to be observed. The term microorganism is thus a functional description rather than a taxonomic one, and the grouping includes a wide variety of organisms. The article focuses on the functional role of microbes in the biosphere and in different types of habitats - especially in terms of flow of energy and matter.
TitelEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
RedaktørerSimon A. Levin
Antal sider10
ForlagAcademic Press
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-12-384720-1
StatusUdgivet - 2013


  • Bacteria, Biogeochemical cycling, Extreme environments, Microbial pathogens, Sediments, Soils, Symbiosis, Water columns

ID: 45826362