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supporting soil

Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Supporting a global program to establish soil metagenomic databases for iconic grain production trials.. Soil Biota mediate several processes that grain production systems rely upon for sustainable profitability... The nascent BASE (Biome of Australian Soil Environments) project, builds on recent efforts in metagenomics, microbiology, invertebrate and plant ecology to create a coherent database of the genetic diversity present in Australian soils; while the construction of this database will reveal many insights into the functional relationships underpinning soil health, the primary aim is to generate a publically available reference dataset that will act as a baseline for studies of ecosystem change for the decades to come...
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