macrobiota


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macrobiota

From the Greek macro (large) and bio (life), a generic term for living organisms (e.g., flora and fauna of a region) that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

macrobiota

(măk″rō-bī-ō′tă)
The macroscopic living organisms, flora and fauna, of an area.
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This might restrict the adaptation of the macrobiota to adsorbed contaminants in the estuary organic matter.
"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. This allows researchers to examine dispersal, immigration, establishment and succession, starting from the very beginning (Parmenter et al.
Pringle CM, Freeman MC, Freeman BJ (2000) Regional effects of hydrologic alterations on riverine macrobiota in the New World: tropical--temperate comparisons.
`Profound declines have been reported in most native aquatic macrobiota, yet the potential loss of species diversity represented by the floodplain microfauna `seedbank', has hardly been addressed.'
This is followed by the development of a model for the investigation of the effects of bioturbation (churning and dispersion of sediment by the bottom macrobiota) on the distribution of sulfide in sediments.
This technique allows us simultaneously to exclude macrobiota and to quantify their effects on the benthic depositional environment, without the artifact of high sedimentation that accompanies the use of cage exclosures.
Green spaces can also enhance the biodiversity of the living environment at both macrobiota and microbiota scales, which in turn has been inversely associated with dysfunctions of the immune system such as atopy (Hanski et al.
Subsequent interactions of macrobiota with these microbial films lead, within days and weeks, to the attachment and growth of invertebrates and algae, which account for most of the hydrodynamic drag associated with biofouling (Schultz, 2007).
Pringle CM, Freeman MC, Freeman JB (2000) Regional effects of hydrologic alterations on riverine macrobiota in the new world: tropical--temperate comparisons.
La rica microbiota y macrobiota del tropico, puede ser responsable de la variada patologia tropical.