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Researchers create first global atlas of the bacteria living in your dirt


January 18, 2018

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What lives in your dirt? University of Colorado Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.Full Story

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