What is a Microbe?

Microbe is a simplified name for Microorganism. A microorganism is a classification of small life forms which inhabit all places in the planet. They consist of bacteria, fungi, algae, and many other different species. Microbes are typically classified by being beneficial, or not beneficial to simplify matters. Such as most of the microbes in your stomach are considered beneficial, and a virus is considered not beneficial.

Why do Microbes Matter?

Microbes are vital to overall life for their ability to modify existing materials to nutrients that can be used for energy. For example, the food we consume isn’t exactly fuel for us, but after microbes tear that food down, it is able to be used by our body as energy. The same goes with plants. The soil is full of minerals the plants need, but cant get easily by themselves, so with microbes they are able to use those minerals to get healthier.

Where are Microbes in the Food Chain?

Though Microbes are everywhere, the Microbes in the soil are at the end of the food chain. Primarily working as decomposers, Microbes are incredibly versatile in their ability to gather resources for the plant. Microbes are able to decompose and gather nutrients for the plant they are under.


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