Stereoscan Electron Microscopy of Soil Microorganisms

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Science  31 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3770, pp. 1668-1670
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3770.1668


Details of the surface structure of microorganisms growing in soil and the complex topography of individual soil particles were observed with the Stereoscan electron microscope. Because it was not necessary to remove the microorganisms from the soil particles, it was possible to establish their occurrence in different microhabitats. This technique can provide useful ecological information about the soil microflora.

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