Recent Examples of microorganism from the Web
Up next, the scientists plan to test their machines in microorganisms and fish.
This means that the patterns of how minerals occur and cluster together may be influenced by the rise of plant and animal life, as biological life (such as the presence of microorganisms) is thought to affect minerals.
Any microorganisms that could have emerged in the past would be poisoned to death today.
Indeed, the popularity of probiotics has grown so much in recent years that manufacturers have even added the microorganisms to cosmetics and mattresses.
The popular frenzy surrounding probiotics is fueled in large part by surging scientific and public interest in the human microbiome: the overlapping ecosystems of bacteria and other microorganisms found throughout the body.
According to a 2015 study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, more microorganisms exist in the transport vehicles than in the water’s original source, thus transferring the organisms from truck to plane.
The information will be used to develop a giant genetic map, or microbiome, that details the community of microorganisms that live on the surfaces of transportation hubs.
Her findings strikingly shine a light on a handful of microorganisms that apparently separate the guts of elite athletes from average people.
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Origin and Etymology of microorganism
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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biology : an extremely small living thing that can only be seen with a microscope
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