Institute of

Biodiversity

Microbiology and Molecular Ecology

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christoph Tebbe

Bacterial biofilm from a gut inside view of a spring tail (Collembola)
Bacterial biofilm from a gut inside view of a spring tail (Collembola) (© Thünen-Institut/BD)

In order to protect and stimulate microbial activities of soils we must understand the link between the diversity and functioning of microbial communities. To reach this goal we decipher the genetic information of DNA directly extracted from soil and study their variability in response to indigenous soil factors and important environmental parameters.

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