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Old 04-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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***The third group of fungi, pathogens or parasites, cause reduced production or death when they colonize roots and other organisms. Root-pathogenic fungi, such as Verticillium, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia, cause major economic losses in agriculture each year. Many fungi help control diseases. For example, nematode-trapping fungi that parasitize disease-causing nematodes, and fungi that feed on insects may be useful as biocontrol agents.***

I'm not trying to be critical here, but this is the type of noninformation that seems to permeate every that I read... Notice: Vericullum disease(is mentioned), and that, "Many fungi help control diseases..." Notice now the switch to more generalized chatter about nematodes and insects, which has nothing to do with "Competing" microbes...

I this far into it and have only seen pre-requisite background to soils biology 101, with no definitive direction to search for various habitats and competing interactions...

Again: Not Trying To Be Critical...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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