UNH Research: Microbial Traits, not Plants, Determine Abundance of Soil Organic Matter

Friday, December 16, 2016

Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable soil carbon pools.

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