How many microbes ?

Kjell Magne Fagerbakke kjell.fagerbakke at im.uib.no
Mon Apr 22 08:55:48 EST 1996

In article <4lfgbr$rus_001 at ulb.ac.be>,
   afaucon at sga.ulb.ac.be (Fauconnier Alan) wrote:

>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 have made a calculation of the bacteria in the sea to be 
around 10exp29, if anyone know how 
many terresial ons there are, just add.

Kjell Magne Fagerbakke

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