Samples of soil with various concentrations of organic carbon and proteins
Vials containing samples of soil with various concentrations of organic carbon and proteins produced by plants that regulate the acquisition of nutrients and pest control.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IOS 0965336, CHE 1609654 and CHE 1904865.]
Learn more in the Rice University news story Ordering in? Plants are way ahead of you; or in the NSF "Science Matters" story No soils, no life. (Date image taken: 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 5, 2021)
Credit: Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
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