Nanobacteria: surely not figments, but what under heaven are they?

Robert L. Folk, NaturalSCIENCE

This Natural Science article, written by the "Father of Nannobacteria," introduces the dilemma of what nannobacteria are and whether or not they should be considered living organisms. It includes an introduction to nannobacteria, information about their discovery and occurrence, and a brief discussion and overview of problems involving classification of nannobacteria. The site also features pictures of nannobacteria.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: corrosion, meteorite, mineral precipitation, soil formation, ultramicrobacteria