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noun: microbes

Any of the microorganisms, especially those causing diseases or infections


The term microbe was coined to refer collectively to the microscopic organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. However, the term is used commonly to denote to any of the bacteria that are harmful, pathogenic.

Word origin: Greek mīkro- (small)- + bíos (life)

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... resort to embracing the aliens..... You got it wrong! There is NO evidence of "an intelligent creator" just as there is NO evidence of microbe to human evolution. There is, however, abundant evidence that WE can create new species and WE can send them to other planets. Hence, we can ...

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Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
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Evolution or De-evolution?

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Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

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by wildfunguy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... 4. The Genome of Eden The distribution of genes amongst genomes points to a very complex LUA , this is the reality (recognized mostly on the microbe level). W. Ford Doolittle suggests that we should interpret the data in a way that averts the Genome of Eden. The trivial solution involves ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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