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Structure Forming Microbes (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 428

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Microbial Communities
Biotic Subclass Structure Forming Microbes
Biotic Group Xenophyophores
Stromatolites


Description
Definition Areas dominated by microbes that form a hard structure, generally through secretions and entrapment of minerals and sediments.