macrobiota


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macrobiota

(ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈəʊtə)
pl n
(Biology) any living organisms in a given area large enough to be seen with the naked eye
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Just because they have not yet been discovered does not mean they do not exist, the study says: "No observations of macrobiota have yet been made for subglacial geothermal environments in Antarctica, but these organisms are often patchily distributed and can be difficult to find.
Triclosan is acutely toxic to aquatic macrobiota at microgram per liter ([micro]g/L) concentrations (Franz et al.
Los organismos que integran la meso y macrobiota del suelo cumplen una funcion fundamental en la fragmentacion, transformacion y translocacion de materiales organicos en el, aportando considerables cantidades de biomasa al suelo (CHAMORRO, 1989).
Such extinction of trees from public greeneries testifies to the fact that there is a set of ecological features that determine the macrobiota of plantations.
Decapod crustaceans are the dominant macrobiota of the anchialine ecosystem in the Ryukyus, with at least 11 shrimp and crab species having been recorded (Komai and Fujita, 2005; Cai and Shokita, 2006; Naruse and Tamura, 2006; Fujita, 2007; Fujita and Sunagawa, 2008).
However, it also created the disequilibrium between reduced carbon and free oxygen that provided the thermodynamic energy basis for aerobic life on Earth, and is arguably a requirement for the development of terrestrial macrobiota.
The link between gastrointestinal macrobiota and health is widely recognised and the beneficial effects of GOS can be delivered by adding it to certain foods," says Fayrefield Foods' Theresa Kerr.
Also, mine tailings begin devoid of virtually all macrobiota.
Pringle CM, Freeman MC, Freeman BJ (2000) Regional effects of hydrologic alterations on riverine macrobiota in the New World: tropical--temperate comparisons.