Category Archives: Microbes

A microorganism (from the Greek: μικρός, mikrós, “small” and ὀργανισμός, organismós, “organism”; also spelt micro-organism, micro organism or microörganism) or microbe is an organism that is unicellular or lives in a colony of cellular organisms. The study of microorganisms is called microbiology, a subject that began with Anton van Leeuwenhoek’s discovery of microorganisms in 1675, using a microscope of his own design.

Microorganisms are very diverse; they include bacteria, fungi, archaea, and protists; microscopic plants (green algae); and animals such as plankton and the planarian. Some microbiologists also include viruses, but others consider these as non-living. Most microorganisms are unicellular (single-celled), but this is not universal, since some multicellular organisms are microscopic, while some unicellular protists and bacteria, like Thiomargarita namibiensis, are macroscopic and visible to the naked eye.

Microorganisms live in all parts of the biosphere where there is liquid water, including soil, hot springs, on the ocean floor, high in the atmosphere and deep inside rocks within the Earth’s crust. Microorganisms are critical to nutrient recycling in ecosystems as they act as decomposers. As some microorganisms can fix nitrogen, they are a vital part of the nitrogen cycle, and recent studies indicate that airborne microbes may play a role in precipitation and weather.

Microbes are also exploited by people in biotechnology, both in traditional food and beverage preparation, and in modern technologies based on genetic engineering. However, pathogenic microbes are harmful, since they invade and grow within other organisms, causing diseases that kill people, other animals and plants.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Samantha Joye Oil Choked Bottom Dwelling Creatures

Samantha Joye Oil Choked Bottom Dwelling Creatures Gulf Oil Spill Update: Scientist Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead WASHINGTON — Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Blue Plague Pandemic

Gulf Blue Plague Pandemic The Perfect Genetic Storm – Synthetic DNA and the Gulf Blue Plague By Michael Edward There’s a new proprietary recipe being force-fed to all of us here on the Gulf of Mexico that is now becoming … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Felisa Wolfe-Simon GFAJ-1 Microbe

Felisa Wolfe-Simon GFAJ-1 Microbe The ‘Give Me a Job’ Microbe The announcement by NASA this past Thursday of the discovery of an amazing arsenic-guzzling bacterium has made the bug’s discoverer, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, into an overnight celebrity. What few people know, … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Mono Lake Arsenic Life Form

Mono Lake Arsenic Life Form NASA Confirms Discovery of Arsenic-based Life Form Earlier reports that NASA had uncovered a type of DNA that uses arsenic as a building block have been confirmed by the Space Agency. This morning word got out … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Synthetic Microbes Gulf of Mexico BP

Synthetic Microbes Gulf of Mexico BP BP Admits using SYNTHETIC MICROBES in Gulf of Mexico YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuDO0l8K90I Source: GULF BLUE PLAGUE http://worldvisionportal.org/wvpforum/viewforum.php?f=55

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery THE GULF BLUE PLAGUE IT’S NOT WISE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE SYNTHETIC GENOMICS On June 13, 2007, BP made a long-term research and development deal and an undisclosed equity investment into a company named Synthetic Genomics … Continue reading

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