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soil

Unconsolidated material on the earth's surface that supports or is capable of supporting plants out-of-doors. Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil.The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.The top layer of the Earth's crust that consists of sufficient minerals and organic material to be richly inhabited by organisms in general. Many factors in the composition of soil, such as its pH, will determine what sort of organisms will be most suited.


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Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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by Sophiahotep
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Bacterial Taxonomy

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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