microorganism

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microorganism

[¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A microscopic organism, including bacteria, protozoans, yeast, viruses, and algae.
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Past studies have shown that microscopic organisms from Earth can survive even in the extreme conditions of space.
Mites are microscopic organisms that lower the quality of life for people who are sensitive to them by causing conditions like atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma (1, 2).
DNA can be found nearly everywhere, not only in test sabut also on surfaces in the laboratory, microscopic organisms living in water, pollen grains and fungal spores in dust, and even on pens, desks and notebooks.
This might appear to be an unusual focus for a sector like mining, but hidden within dirt and rocks are countless communities of microscopic organisms known as microbes (such as bacteria) that could play a big role in the sector.
Each stroke disturbed harmless microscopic organisms which turned the black water into bright swimming-pool blue - a thrilling experience that would leave even James Bond all aglow.
Along with altering Earth itself, the environmental changes triggered by the impact may have wiped out many microscopic organisms living on the developing planet, allowing other organisms to evolve, they said.
Despite concentrating in these special zones, at least one of these unusual microscopic organisms also happens to be a world traveler, originating in New Zealand and ending up across the Pacific off the coasts of Chile and Peru in the world's largest OMZ.
What's still unknown is whether Mars ever had the right environmental conditions to support microscopic organisms — something Curiosity is trying to answer during its two-year mission.
Biological scientists observe and study all forms of life, from microscopic organisms to humans, in order to better understand how these organisms develop and interact with their surroundings.
BLASCHKA GLASS MODELS The technique used to make these 187 models of microscopic organisms has now been lost.

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