Does soil biodiversity depend upon metabiotic activity and in ̄ uences ?

  title={Does soil biodiversity depend upon metabiotic activity and in ̄ uences ?},
  author={John Saville Waid},
A central tenet of biological science is that living organisms modify their environments. Metabiosis is a form of ecological dependence in which one organism or a functional group of organisms must modify the environment before another organism or functional group of organisms can live or thrive in it. Soil ecosystems are modi®ed by metabionts to create habitats or supply resources for which dependent organisms may adapt, evolve and hence diversify. Thus, the diversity of the soil biota and its… CONTINUE READING
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