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Humans are far from the first species to invent agriculture. Continue reading
Cell-cell interactions are common to all living systems. Bacteria are no exception, and numerous mechanisms that use secreted products as signaling molecules are known. Among these, the so-called “quorum sensing” systems are perhaps the best studied. In quorum sensing, all … Continue reading
A mycorrhiza is a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots of a plant. In a mycorrhizal association, the fungus may colonize the roots of a host plant, either intracellularly (arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) or extracellularly (ectomycorrhizal fungi). These communities … Continue reading
Exposure of minerals to rainwater, temperature changes and oxidative conditions results in weathering. All these events have driven the formation of sediments, soils and landscapes, determining soil fertility and water quality. Plants and microbes are also involved in formation and … Continue reading