The Ecosystem

The Ecosystem - the soil ecosystem microorganisms are the...

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The Ecosystem In the biosphere, microorganisms play a key role in maintaining the chemical balance of  available nutrients and metabolic waste products. In this way, they help preserve the  natural environment. In addition, microorganisms are important in the elemental cycles  occurring in the soil. An  ecosystem  is the community of organisms found in a physically defined space. In 
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Unformatted text preview: the soil ecosystem, microorganisms are the largest contributors of organic matter. This organic matter is derived from the metabolism of animal and plant waste. The decay-resistant organic matter not recycled combines with mineral particles to form the dark-colored material of soil called humus. Humus increases the soil's ability to retain air and water....
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