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microorganisms

micro-organisms (GB)

Collective term (also known as microbes) for microscopically small, mostly unicellular organisms that are found in soil, water and air even under extreme environmental conditions such as in hot water sources and in the Arctic. They mostly live on dead organic substances of plant and animal origin. By conversion of humus in different nutrient in plant-available form they are of great importance for plant growth and metabolism in nature. Numerous species are also pathogens of infectious diseases in humans, animals and plants. However, some of them play an important positive role in viticulture, such as the fermentation, See also the keywords under this topic bacteria. yeasts. phytoplasmas. mushrooms. Vine enemies. virus and viroids; as well as a complete list below Vine enemies,

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