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Soil Microorganisms Dominate the Soil Ecosystem

UK scientists have analysed their soil to get an accurate assessment of soil biology, and changes in soil biology over time.  Their conclusions show that the top 3 inches of soil there are 12.8 quadrillion (12,800 million million) soil microorganisms and that number has  increased by nearly 50% in a decade. Scientists report that the most likely reason for the increase in numbers is warmer, wetter weather conditions which translates directly into warmer, wetter soil micro environments. The theory is that these warm and wet soil environments encourage faster microbial reproduction. Read the article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/feb/28/soil-biodiversity-invertebrates-countryside-survey

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March 3, 2010 at 8:30 am 4 comments


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