The role of beneficial microbe in soil aggregation

Project 2019–Present
Aggregate in Mars simulated soil by Acidobacteria WH15 (photo: Jan Dijksterhuis)

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Department
Microbial Ecology
Research group
Kuramae Group

The aim of this project is to determine the ecological relationship between bacteria and soil aggregates. We inoculate individual beneficial bacteria and different microbial communities from different natural soils in simulated Mars soil, attempting to explain their improvement in soil aggregate stability by bacterial exudates (EPS), necromass and microbial functional traits.

Aggregate sizes
Photo: Han Wang
Different soil aggregates faction
EPS
Photo: Han Wang
Beneficial microbial community EPS sticking on sand particles
Aggregate
Photo: Jan Dijksterhuis
Aggregate in Mars simulated soil by Acidobacteria WH15
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Department
Microbial Ecology
Research group
Kuramae Group

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