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

Robert L. Folk, NaturalSCIENCE

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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, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, BiogeoscienceKeywords: corrosion, meteorite, mineral precipitation, soil formation, ultramicrobacteria