Carbon cycle

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List of topics

  1. Carbon Cycle
  2. Decomposition
  3. Organic Matter


The Carbon Cycle affects all life on Earth. Elemental Carbon is neither created or destroyed, so the recycling of carbon-containing compounds in the environment is essential to the continuation of life.

Describe briefly the process you will address and the significance of soil microorganisms in the process (what functions do they perform?).

Process - key points

Describe the process, using as many sections/subsections as you require. Look at the list of other topics. Which involve processes similar to yours? Create links where relevant.


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Key Classes of Microorganisms in the Carbon Cycle



Identify and describe some microorganisms involved. Do they already have their own microbewiki pages? Add links. Create at least one page for a microbe relevant to your topic. Template will appear soon.

Atmospheric Changes Relating to the Carbon Cycle

Global Warming

Gobal warming

Acid Rain

Current Research

Enter summaries of recent research here--at least three required


[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Edits and Dates

1-29-08 Jaime and Alex: basic outline

Edited by student of Kate Scow