But there are many species of microorganism that are

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Unformatted text preview: from a variety of different perspec/ves. •  The organism approach = why some organisms are limited in their distribu/on and why related species living in different environments have different appearances. Diversity of life is crucial to the maintenance of ecological systems •  An ecosystem is composed of many different species, each of which is essen/al for a healthy ecosystem. •  As biologists, we tend to focus on the “macroorganisms” plants, animals and fungi. •  But there are many species of microorganism that are key components to many ecosystems. “All life depends on plants” •  All ecological systems depend on the transfer of energy: mos...
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This document was uploaded on 02/15/2014 for the course BIO 286 at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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