Field of Science

The Week of the Microbe

Deep Sea News is having a Microbe Week, though as I've said before, we're not in a Microbe Week, we're in a Microbe Eternity. I heartily support this drive - the diversity of micro-organisms in the world is all too often overlooked. Environmental DNA suggests that probably less than 1% of the world's bacteria have been described.

And the introductory post linked to above contains a comment to really show just how ubiquitous micro-organisms are - "there are approximately 1 million bacteria and 10 million viruses in a milliliter of seawater. There are approximately 0.00000000000000000002 sperm whales per milliliter of seawater."

You have been told.

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