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- The improvement of poor soils. Includes the fungal and bacterial break down of plant organic matter, to form humus; the release of minerals - such as phosphates - to the soil, making them available to plants; the fixation of nitrogen. Can sometimes include an element of bioremediation.
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- availability, bioavailability, denitrification, nitrification, Nitrogen fixation, Pseudomonas spp.