Archaea, Bacteria and Fungi...Archaea.
What are microbes? Microorganisms (microbes) are organisms that are too small to be seen by the naked human eye and have evolved a variety of enzymes to break down contaminants, using them as an energy (food) source.
The role of a microbe is to recycle the 7 million organic molecules of life. They are the greatest natural waste disposal workforce on the planet. What do they look like? • Archaea look like bacteria, microscopic and without a nucleus. • They control their genes like a plant, animal, or human. • They are prokaryotes with no membrane-bound organelles (this means no nucleus, no mitochondria, no chloroplasts).
The formula essentially consists of a multitude of naturally occurring communities of aerobic and micro- aero-philic microorganisms that have been selected from worldwide soil and water sources.
These microbes have been selected for their affinity for hydrocarbons – both biochemically and physically.
For enhanced activity related to microbial-substrate contact, only hydrophobic cells are selected. The Formula ® has a wide range of metabolic functions and possesses an increased salt / temperature tolerance. We cultivate the microbes in a secret process, and use oil as the sole carbon source to exclude potential pathogens to man and plants.
Why are Archaea Important? • Exist solely to recycle. • Extremely versatile - breakdown a wide variety of materials including fossil fuel hydrocarbons. • Extremophiles - thrive in extreme environments where other life forms cannot exist. • Are found everywhere and make up an estimated 35% or more of our planet’s life. • Theorized to represent the majority of soil microbes.
The cells are dried by a proprietary process and concentrated in an inert powder base, providing a concentrate that is easy to handle and ship. In this state the microbes are dormant.
These mixed cultures are capable of oxidizing almost simultaneously the wide variety of the potential 300,000 natural HC molecules that may have up to 60 carbon atoms.
The communities of microbes have the ability to effectively recycle a wide range of compounds by converting them into non- toxic components.