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The ISME Journal
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,
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International Society for Microbial Ecology
Choi, Jinlyung; Yang, Fan; Stepanauskas, Ramunas; Cardenas, Erick; Garoutte, Aaron; Williams, Ryan; Flater, Jared; Tiedje, James M.; Hofmockel, Kirsten S.; and Gelder, Brian K., "Strategies to improve reference databases for soil microbiomes" (2016). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 782.