microorganism microorganism  /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ˈɔr ɡə ˌnɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any organism of microscopic size

Usage(s):

  1. Two germs, which may be variant forms of the same microorganism, are always associated with trench mouth.
  2. No, its a microorganism so its invisible to the naked eye.
  3. A remarkably adaptive microorganism in Antarctica suggests how life could have survived on Mars.

News

  1. Electrofuels: Charged Microbes May "Poop Out" a Gasoline Alternative

    Run current through genetically engineered microorganisms, and they produce gasoline substitute. Can U.S.-funded electrofuels research finish the drive from lab to market?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Geographic

  2. Researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean

    Biologists have started to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition. This collection of marine microbial genomic, the first in the world on a global scale, will provide new clues about a reservoir of biodiversity yet to explore.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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Quotes

  • "If a biochemically weird microorganism should be discovered, its status as evidence for a second genesis, as opposed to a new branch on our own tree of life, will depend on how fundamentally it differs from known life," wrote Davies in the Nov....
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Paul Davies Source: Science Daily (press release)

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