Soil and its Immune System

While browsing through the New York Times I came across this gem by Carl Zimmer. Our microbe friends hard at work in the soil.

Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops

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2 thoughts on “Soil and its Immune System

  1. these sorts of engineering efforts still seem to come up short in terms of environmental thinking in terms of thinking about feedback loops and the likes, how technologies interact with their particular and evolving environs, we need some like a localized cybernetics

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  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yvzfv
    The Obama administration recently announced it will spend over a hundred million dollars on deepening our knowledge of the ‘human microbiome’: the bacteria, fungi, viruses and other organisms which make their home in and on our bodies. Bridget Kendall is joined by three people whose work in different ways enriches our appreciation of the world of human microbiota: epidemiologist Mark Woolhouse, microbiology educator Christine Marizzi and gut flora researcher Jeroen Raes.
    http://www.microbeworld.org/component/jlibrary/?view=article&id=14225

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