• Researchers show Irish soil can offer more hope in fight against antibiotic resistance

    10 days ago - By Phys.org

    Scientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics.
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  • Researchers call for greater consideration of soil biodiversity and functions in international conservation strategies

    10 days ago - By Phys.org

    If you asked people which group of animals is the most abundant on earth, hardly anyone would know the right answer. Ants? Fish? No, and not humans either. The answer is nematodes, also known as roundworms. Four out of five animals on earth belong to this group, and the reason hardly anyone is aware of the fact is that they live underground, invisible to us. Together with thousands of other soil organisms, they quietly, discreetly and constantly perform enormously important services for the world above them.
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  • Hard to crack research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils

    10 days ago - By Phys.org

    Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be 'switched off' to allow them to punch through compacted soil-a discovery that could help plants to grow in even the most damaged soils.
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