The immediate small-scale environment of an organism or a part of an organism, especially as a distinct part of a larger environment.
- Early people learned how to make fire and modify their micro-environments; rain dances and other rituals to alleviate droughts are part of our folklore.
- The individual itself always alters the micro-environment by its reaction to environmental factors, i.e. by its metabolism, and often just by its existence, such as by intercepting sunlight.
- This distribution of gene expression suggests that different micro-environments exist within the granulomas, to which the bacilli are responsive, adopting different metabolic states.
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- Variability among colonies includes developmental (as indicated above), microenvironmental, teratological, plus macroenvironmental and genetic differences between colonies.
- Although shelters likely altered other, unquantified microenvironmental variables, experimental units were affected equally.
- Microenvironmental conditions, seed availability, and species response to microenvironmental conditions, can therefore differ greatly and together determine seedling germination and establishment in the community.
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