Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; Family [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]
Description and Significance
Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the microbe. Why is this microbe important?
Describe the size and content of the genome if known (or other information about the genome if no sequence is yet available). How many chromosomes does it have? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?
Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle
Interesting features of the microbe's cell structure and metabolism. Does it make interesting or important molecules? What is it's life cycle like?
Ecology and Known Roles in Symbiosis
In what habitat(s) do you find this microbe? What roles (if known) does this microbe play in symbiosis with other organisms? What role or contribution does this microbe contribute to the environment.
List interesting facts about this microbe that would appeal to a general audience. Does the microbe play an important role in a process relevant to society?
[Sample reference] Bosch TCG, Guillemin K, McFall-Ngai M (2019) Evolutionary "Experiments" in Symbiosis: The Study of Model Animals Provides Insights into the Mechanisms Underlying the Diversity of Host-Microbe Interactions. BioEssays 41:1800256
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