Bacteria

Bacteria are single-celled organisms found in all soil habitats. They break-down a wide range of dead plant and animal material and are critical to recycling energy and nutrients in ecosystems. Bacteria are incredibly diverse, and a few of the most important phyla in soils are Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, and Cyanobacteria.

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