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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 658–664.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of soil, as a model to explain the relevance and importance of this concept. Students will perform experiments ranging from isolation and selection of Streptomyces species, to performing fungal and bacterial challenge assays to evaluate their biocontrol capacity, to screening for specialized...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 256–268.
Published: 01 April 2019
... effects of biochar on plant growth and soil respiration. Biochar is a carbon-rich material, produced by heating organic matter under limited oxygen, that is added to soils to improve fertility, to promote plant growth, and as one possible strategy to help mitigate climate change. The experiments offer an...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 776–779.
Published: 01 November 2016
... utilization engagement EcoPlates microbial diversity natural environment soil There are many ways in which microbiology laboratory classes strive to engage students and teach microbial diversity and metabolism. For example, one customary set of labs is the “microbiological unknown” activities in...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 552–556.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Dan O'Connell When describing biogeochemical transfers, textbook authors have often overstated the role of soil while neglecting the role of carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, these errors align with naive biogeochemical intuitions. This article aims to increase awareness of the prevalence of such...