What would happen if all microbes disappeared?

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Life would disappear.
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Multicellular organisms are dependent on microbes, so we'd most likely see life wiped out.

For example, we need nitrogen fixing bacteria and archaea to provide organic nitrogen.
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Well you wouldn't be able to digest anything for starters. Considering there are more bacteria in a human body than actual human cells I don't think the outcome would be very good for humans.
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We'd all die, every living being. We are dependant on microbes for so many things I can't be assed to get into them but yeah there's your answer.
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