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An investigation of the interaction of soil micro-organisms with special reference to the study of the bacterial population of plant root systems

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Experiments and a critical review of the literature of the technique of soil microbiology have shown that the agar plate method for the estimation of soil microbes may lead to severe errors.

(1)The number of micro-organisms developing from a soil innoculum to colonies on agar media, and which are counted and used to estimate the soil population, do not always all develop. Of these organisms which can reproduce or grow on the medium provided, a proportion is not represented if the co...

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Publication date:
1950
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
601870779
Language:
English
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2014-04-01

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