Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

The ISME Journal

First Page

1

Last Page

6

DOI

10.1038/ismej.2016.168

Abstract

Microbial populations in the soil are critical in our lives. The soil microbiome helps to grow our food, nourishing and protecting plants, while also providing important ecological services such as erosion protection, water filtration and climate regulation. We are increasingly aware of the tremendous microbial diversity that has a role in soil heath; yet, despite significant efforts to isolate microbes from the soil, we have accessed only a small fraction of its biodiversity. Even with novel cell isolation techniques,

Comments

This article is available as an advance online publication at 10.1038/ismej.2016.168,

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Copyright Owner

International Society for Microbial Ecology

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS