Opinion: Why we need a National Living Soil Repository

Read the full piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A National Living Soil Repository would store agricultural cryogenic and air-dried soil samples, analyze samples for microbial community composition, assess samples for microbial viability, and serve as a potential source of living organisms for various agricultural ecosystem services.

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