Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity of Microorganisms

Author(s): Annapurna T, Supriya Sarkar and Shailaja Raj

Climate change is one of themost important global environmentalchallenges,withimplications for foodproduction, water supply, health and energy. Microbes are involved in many processes, such as the carbon and nitrogen cycles and are responsible for both the production and consumption of greenhouse gases such carbon dioxide andmethane. Microbes, it is safe to say are sadly neglected inmost discussions of climate science, these tiny organisms are easily overlooked and thereisnothingwehumanbeingscandofromoneminute to the next that is not based on co-operative arrangementswith ourmicrobial partners.

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