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Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Environmental Microbes

Caption: Bigger than bacteria but too small to see without a microscope, worms, protozoa, fungi and other organisms play a vital, but largely overlooked role in ecosystems. A new project led by UC Davis and the University of New Hampshire aims to shine a light on this "dark matter of biology."

Credit: Picture credits: Holly Bik, Antonio Guillen, Bob Goldstein. Reproduced under a Creative Commons license.

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