Metagenomics: mapping the mysteries of soil | FT Food Revolution

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  • Financial Times published this video item, entitled “Metagenomics: mapping the mysteries of soil | FT Food Revolution” – below is their description.

    A typical teaspoon of agricultural soil contains more than a billion living organisms. This biodiversity plays a key role in the ability of soil to support plant life, including agricultural crops, although identifying and counting soil microbes is an incredibly difficult task. But as the FT’s science editor Clive Cookson explains, new molecular fingerprinting technology known as metagenomics is coming to the rescue. ► To learn more, visit our website – https://foodrevolution.ft.com/ ► Watch more videos from this series here – https://bit.ly/30WT7qx ► Subscribe to our channel – http://bit.ly/2POLnkE ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy. ► Listen to our podcasts: https://www.ft.com/podcasts ► Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/financialtimes

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