Microbes Protists and Fungi

In the leaves of every forest, in the flowers of every garden, in the waters of every rivulet, there are worlds teeming with life. . . 99

From Thoughts on Animalcules, or A Glimpse of the Invisible World Revealed by the Microscope, by G. A. Mantell, as quoted in Primo Levi's book Other People's Trades.

Mushrooms, members of the kingdom Fungi, are important decomposers in nature.

Diatoms, members of the Kingdom Protista, are unicellular, photosynthetic organisms that live in oceans and lakes.

These rod-shaped bacteria are members of the kingdom Eubacteria and the species Escherichia coli.

Pelomyxa carolinensis

These Petri dishes contain bacterial cultures. Scientists often grow bacteria in the laboratory to study the bacteria more easily.

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