Small but deadly: The role of viruses in bacterial death and soil carbon storage

Project 2021–2024
Bacteriophage plaques on petri dish

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Department
Terrestrial Ecology
Research group
Mason-Jones Junior Group
Funding
NWO-Veni

Billions of microorganisms live and die in the soil beneath our feet, affecting soil carbon storage and its release to the atmosphere. This project investigates how viruses drive bacterial death and the fate of bacterial remains, to better understand how soil can contribute to maintaining a healthy climate.

Details

Department
Terrestrial Ecology
Research group
Mason-Jones Junior Group
Funding
NWO-Veni

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