Build your own soil: exploring microfluidics to create microbial habitat structures

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Soil is likely the most complex ecosystem on earth. Despite the global importance and extraordinary diversity of soils, they have been notoriously challenging to study. We show how pioneering microfluidic techniques provide new ways of studying soil microbial ecology by allowing simulation and manipulation of chemical conditions and physical structures at the microscale in soil model habitats.The ISME Journal advance online publication, 14 November 2017; doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.184.


External organisations
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Microbiology


  • Journal Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312–319
JournalISME Journal
Early online date2017 Nov 14
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch

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