For a long time the soil was the great unknown of the nature. Now, the new methods in molecule biology are quickly producing information on and applications of the microbial world.

 

In Luke, we know the microbes living both in roots of forest trees and swamps, as well as the ones in cow’s rumen. Microbes make the forests and plants grow, keep the trees healthy, have a great importance in carbon cycle, turn the grass in cow’s stomach into energy, and help foods to preserve. Researchers believe that answers to many problems, such as combating climate change, lie in microbes.

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