Microbial consortium

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Not to be confused with Consorms.

A microbial consortium is two or more microbial groups living symbiotically.[1][2] Consortiums can be endosymbiotic or ectosymbiotic.

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  1. ^ Clark, D.P., Dunlap, P.V., Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M. Brock, Biology of Microorganisms. San Francisco: Pearson; 2009. p. 485.
  2. ^ Mark, Martin (2009-04-27). "Happy Together… Life of the Bacterial Consortium Chlorochromatium aggregatum". Small Things Considered - The Microbe Blog. American Society for Microbiology. Archived from the original on 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2012-01-11. Consortia are assemblages of different species of microbes in physical (and sometimes intricate biochemical) contact with one another, and are implicated in biological processes ranging from sewage treatment to marine nitrogen cycling to metabolic processes within the rumen.