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Global ‘soil atlas’ reveals handful of bacteria dominate the Earth’s soil [Registered]

Soil bacteria play key roles in regulating terrestrial carbon dynamics, nutrient cycles, and plant productivity. However, the natural histories and distributions of these organisms remain largely undocumented. An extensive study by an international team of researchers has found that only a small percentage of bacterial species are both common and abundant in soils around the world.…

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