Teaming With Microbes

Superheroes in the soil

Episode Summary

The team digs into more science about fungi, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), and other superheroes in the soil.

Episode Notes

This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss more scientific studies. First, they consider how fungi and bacteria impact water freezing.  These “ice nucleators” are what cause ice crystals to form into snow and hail.

Next, the team discusses plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR).  These superheroes of the soil are nitrogen fixing bacteria that include phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB), and zinc solubilizing bacteria (ZPK).

Finally, the duo wraps up the episode with a chat about how global warming is affecting plant hardiness zone maps.

All that and more in this week’s episode of Teaming With Microbes!


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