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A microbe representing the community in the rhizosphere. The rhizosphere is a biogeochemical hotspot surrounding the plant roots, with microbial activity, mineral weathering, soil organic matter production, and secondary phase formation all happening in a small temporally ephemeral zone of steep geochemical gradients. The detailed exploration of the micro-scale rhizosphere is essential to our better understanding of large scale processes in soils, such as role of organic matter in nutrient cycling, transport and fate of soil components, and the global C and N cycle.

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Document Title: Microbial community in the rhizosphere. - but it looked like pasta and red sauce. :)
Category: Science as Art
Media Type: Photos
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