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English: The great plate count anomaly. Counts of cells obtained via cultivation are orders of magnitude lower than those directly observed via microscope. This is because microbiologists are able to cultivate only 1% of microbes using current techniques.
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  • Staley, J T; A Konopka (1985). "Measurement of in situ activities of nonphotosynthetic microorganisms in aquatic and terrestrial habitats". Annual review of microbiology 39: 321-346. DOI:10.1146/annurev.mi.39.100185.001541. ISSN 0066-4227.
  • Hugenholtz, Philip (2002). "Exploring prokaryotic diversity in the genomic era". Genome biology 3 (2): REVIEWS0003. ISSN 1465-6914.

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current20:15, 18 January 2013Thumbnail for version as of 20:15, 18 January 2013800 × 800 (4.85 MB)Estevezjremoved flowing text box which caused black rectangle, added arrows from environments to sample step.
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