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Microbe vs. Microbiome

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Microbenoun

(microbiology) Any microorganism, but especially a harmful bacterium.

Microbiomenoun

The genetic information (genomes) of a microbiota.

Microbenoun

A microscopic organism; a microorganism; - particularly applied to bacteria and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl cholera.

Microbiomenoun

A microbial biome, such as the community of microbes within the human gut.

Microbenoun

a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

Microbiome

The word microbiome (from the Greek micro meaning and bíos meaning ) was first used by J.L. Mohr in 1952 in The Scientific Monthly to mean the microorganisms found in a specific environment. It was defined in 1988 by Whipps et al.

‘small’; ‘life’;

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