Chapter 27: Environmental Microbiology

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Microbial bioluminescence

________, or light emission, is an interesting aspect of deep- sea life.

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phosphorus cycle

The ________ instead involves changes from soluble to insoluble forms and from organic to inorganic phosphate, often in rela- tion to pH.

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Symbiosis

________ is a close association between two unlike organisms that is beneficial to one or both of them.

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Microbes

________ that live in extreme conditions of temperature, acidity, alkalinity, or salinity are called extremophiles.

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limnetic zone

The ________ consists of the surface of the open water area away from the shore.

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nitrogen cycle

The ________ is all organisms need nitrogen to synthesize protein, nucleic acids, and other nitrogen- containing compounds.

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The phosphorus cycle instead involves changes from soluble to insoluble forms and from organic to inorganic phosphate, often in rela

tion to pH

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