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Re: What are some unicellular organisms that live in the Rocky Mountain region?

Date: Fri Nov 24 12:14:27 2000
Posted By: Chris Yost, PhD Microbiology
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 974656498.Gb

Hi Lauren

First I think it is important to differentiate unicellular organisms into 
two groups: procaryotic (ie bacteria) and eucaryotic (ie protists). A good 
webpage for explaining the differentiation is found  here 

Bacteria are pretty ubiquitous in the world so ones found in the rockies 
may also be found in other locations howerver certain strains may be 
unique to specific envrionments.  Here are some websites to help you 
investigate types of bacteria and their different environments:

Microbe World 


An interesting eucaryotic organism found in snowy environents such as the 
rockies is described as snow algae 

Good luck

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