This is a child question and I am supposed to answer
on the belgian french speaking radio on wednesday april 24.
How many microbes are there in the world ?
Does anybody have any quantitative estimation of the total
number or biomass as well as the species number of procaryotes,
protists, viruses and bacteriophages.
I would deeply appreciate your answers before wednesday april 24
in my E-mail box. Later answers will also be of interest.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Applied Genetics, ULB, Belgium
afaucon at sga.ulb.ac.be