Although scientists know a lot about soil, the same cannot be said about soil protists. Read about these peculiar microorganisms, and how they can help with identifying polluted land areas.
Most trees form an intimate relationship with fungi. Researchers have now shown for the first time how important this partnership is for the growth of trees.
Scientists already know that the soil is full of microorganisms, and that these microorganisms need to adapt and act fast to survive in this complex environment. Learn here how space and geometry can influence bacterial and fungal growth.
Streptomyces spores have found a way to use motile soil bacteria and travel to new destinations.
Though the soil microbiome manages to thrive through the harshest ecosystems, scientists thought them limited by their access to organic carbon sources… until now.