Microbe is a collective term covering bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other tiny organisms such as protozoa.  Together they form communities that make up a “micro”biome. Long before Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) saw his “animalcules” and “wee little beasties under his simple microscope, microbes have been nature’s workhorses in the traces pulling a full load. To […]