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Botany: Core microbial community for maize rhizosphere - Science Daily

Science Daily
Botany: Core microbial community for maize rhizosphere. Date: June 27, 2018; Source: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Summary: A plant's health is affected not only by conditions such as water and temperature, but by the microorganisms that ...

Gardening: Fauna makes the flora come alive - The Detroit News

The Detroit News
My life in garden has never been just about plants. I love the critters, large and small, that hang out in the soil and surface. Sneaky the snake, who lived under the front stone step of my English cottage in the country, always startled me when he ...

COLUMN: Find treasure in North Carolina parks - Hickory Daily Record

Hickory Daily Record
Species of flora and fauna differ from park to park. Climate is a factor, but soil can make a big difference. The amounts of water and rock formations attract some kinds of plants and animals better than others. Wide meadows are home to some species of ...

Ethylene Biosynthesis by Soil Microorganisms

Pittsburgh - United States

Brief summary of work done by Dr James Cook, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, over the last 20 years.

Wikipedia: Protein Biosynthesis
United States

Article summarising the process by which the cell converts the DNA sequence to proteins.

Do microorganisms have biogeography?
United States

Blog post explaining a theory that microorganisms, including many tardigrades, disperse around the world.

Thermophilic Microorganisms and Life at High Temperatures
United States

Red the digitized copy of the book, Thermophilic Microorganisms and Life at High Temperatures by Thomas D. Brock that describes the hotsprings at Yellowstone National Park and the thermophillic bacteria that reside within them.


Publishes original papers and review articles that deal with the interface of plant biology and soil sciences. Ordering information, samples, and links.

Rhizobium in Soil
United States

Photograph and information on Rhizobium trifolii with an animated GIF showing its size relative to other organisms.

Biological Soil Crusts
United States

Biological soil crusts are commonly found in semiarid and arid environments throughout the world and are formed by living organisms and their by-products, creating a crust of soil particles bound together by organic materials.

Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Academic research journal specialising in soils research. Carries regular peer-reviewed research papers on soil microbiology and related topics.

Voracious Soil Amoebae
United States

Image gallery of amoebae with large appetites, enveloping algae and other prey larger than themselves.

Soil Ecology Section
United States

The Soil Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America seeks to promote an understanding of the importance of soil biota among ecologists, soil scientists, and members of related disciplines, to encourage education and research in soil ecology, to sponsor meetings and publications for the communication of research and educational activities in soil ecology, and to increase student participation in the Society.

Soil Inhabiting Nematodes
United States

Introduction to soil nematodes, their classification, feeding habits, place in the community and function in the decomposition process, with an anatomical diagram of a typical plant parasitic species.