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Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and archaea. It also includes fundamental research on cell biology, biochemistry, evolution, ecology and clinical aspects of microorganisms.
Microorganisms present in plant rhizosphere are bacteria, algae, fungi and actinomycetes. Microbial population increases by taking exudates i.e. low molecular weight compound which are released by plant roots.
Phycology is the branch of botany which gives study on seaweeds (red, green, or brown marine algae) and algae. It’s also called algology, as it includes study about algae. Phycology study shows the importance of algae’s in ecology.