In soil, death doesn't stop the spread of antibiotic resistance

Dead bacteria can still make their presence felt in the land of the living. New research led by Michigan State University integrative biologists is showing that this could have big implications for antibiotic resistance on ...

Soil slow to respond to native revegetation efforts

Restoration of degraded landscapes takes time and patience, but residual soil deficiencies surprised researchers who compared the results of a six-year native planting project in South Australia.

Rethinking how valley fever spreads

Coccidioidomycosis, commonly known as valley fever, is a disease caused by two species of fungi from the genus Coccidioides: C. immitis and C. posadasii. Normally found in desert soil, these fungi can cause such symptoms ...

Gliricidia intercropping in Zambia shows promising results

The species Gliricidiasepium is a deciduous tree, cultivated and used for a variety of purposes in tropical regions. In Zambia, it is used for timber, firewood, medicine, charcoal, living fences, and plantation shading. Additionally, ...

Healthy soil, healthy farms

Soils, like people, can be healthy or unhealthy. We've recently learned how important the microbes inside our bodies are to human health. Likewise, soil health depends on a complex group of microbes. These bacteria and fungi ...

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