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View Diary: Terra Firma or Why We Better Start Getting Dirty (112 comments)

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  •  I have wondered for years (3+ / 0-)
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    Methinks They Lie, DawnN, scarvegas

    how many soil microbes we may have killed off without even knowing they were there. They're not easy to culture, so not easy to study. I knew a guy about 20 years ago who was participating in a project to attempt getting some kind of baseline profile for soil microbes by using PCR, which sounded intriguing. I don't know how far they got.

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