The largest microorganism

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The largest microorganism

Post by choozi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:54 am

is there any microorganism larger than epulopiscium fishelsoni or any prokaryote that is so large that is even visible with naked eye.

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Post by Aric » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:33 pm

Thiomargarita namibiensis is the largest Proteobacterium ever found.Its generally 0.1–0.3 mm (100–300 µm) wide.

It can reach about 0.75mm in diameter which is a little smaller than one of the compound eyes of a Fruit Fly.

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Post by choozi » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:35 pm

thanks a lot

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Re: The largest microorganism

Post by TaintedCherub » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:36 pm

These have to be in with a running! Not prokaryotic though. https://webspace.utexas.edu/lhc58/protist_slideshow/

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