Pectin acts as food source for soil-dwelling rhizobacteria
Tag: Soil Microbiology
Microbial respiration with iron
Microbes “breathing in rust” plays an important role in soils
Burning the Forest, Not Just the Trees
Wildfires affect both the visible parts of plants and the plant microbiome. Understanding these effects helps scientists mitigate the effects of wildfires. This research examined microbial DNA samples from tissues of young quaking aspen saplings after a prescribed burn. Aspen relies largely on fire to regenerate. This work demonstrates that fire affects the entire plant microbiome, not just nearby soil.