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The Scale of the Microbial World

How can we establish a scale for bacteria and viruses that is meaningful? An appreciation of scale is essential for understanding how microbes function– whether we are interested in pathogenesis or in soil enrichment. A data set of microbes and a few other objects with size information is provided for determining scale bars and assigning magnification values.

  • make microbial measurements that correspond to our own scale

Topic(s): Cell/Metabolism

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