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Mat/Film Forming Microbes (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 429

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Microbial Communities
Biotic Subclass Mat/Film Forming Microbes
Biotic Group Microphytobenthos
Bacterial Mat/Film
Bacterial Decay
Vent Microbes

Definition Areas dominated by microbes that form soft structures, generally through accumulations of conspecifics and other microbes into a matrix that appears as strands, a thin film, or a thicker mat.