Definition of microfauna in English:


Line breaks: micro|fauna
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)fɔːnə(r)


[mass noun] Ecology
  • Microscopic interstitial animals living in the soil.
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    • In other words, much of metazoan evolution was cryptic, bound up in tiny animals devoid of skeletons and perhaps surviving as interstitial benthic microfauna.
    • It is formed from decaying plant roots, leaves, etc. deposited at the surface, and the remains of microflora and microfauna living in the soil.
    • Diverse crop species encourage soil microfauna, which can help reduce soilborne plant diseases.

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