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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Unless it gets eaten itself, or starves, it is immortal because, like all single-cell organisms, it doesn't age.
Written for middle school students, the encyclopedia-like entry provides an overview of the evolution of digestive systems, from single-cell organisms to humans.
White the environmental sustainability of algae-based fuels may seem promising, biofuels derived from these single-cell organisms won't happen without long and pricey bioengineering experiments, according to some scientists.
I like the gap between blueprint and building or single-cell organisms and the highly evolved natural world and I enjoy the rawness of construction and the form of exposed lines.
Cadan Hitchens, 18, a student from Cornwall: "I believe there are life forms out there but they'll be billions and billions of miles away and they'll be single-cell organisms.
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have now demonstrated that plasmid-based methods, which had been limited to single-cell organisms such as bacteria and yeasts, can be extended to mosses, opening the door to applications of a number of powerful techniques in plant research.
Being an atheist, he presents his Darwinian views as being factual and avoids reference to all disputed areas, especially the complexity of the single-cell organisms.
The xenophyophores, however, actually are unusually large, unicellular organisms, and the residents of the Darwin Mounds rank as giants among giants, single-cell organisms that can reach 20 centimeters in diameter.

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