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February 27, 2018

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

Using high-performance computing, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team analyzed how the availability of phosphorous affects microbes’ foraging strategies in a tropical ecosystem. At right, microbial genes encode the production of phytase enzymes that break apart phytate molecules, releasing much needed phosphate for the microbes’ survival. Every life-form depends…