David Esteban

David Esteban

Jun 16, 2016

Group 6 Copy 62
3
Please wait...

About This Project

Viruses do more than just make us sick. Viruses are the most numerous organisms on the planet and they are everywhere, including soil. In the soil they can infect bacteria and other organisms that carry out important ecosystem functions, like nutrient cycling. It is likely that viruses have important effects on ecosystems, but we don't know exactly what that is! We hope to discover the role of viruses in the soil by identifying the viruses in a soil ecosystem.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Do fungi exposed to toxic waste produce novel antimicrobial agents?

We've discovered a few new mushrooms thriving in this harsh environment of land-disposed sewage sludge in...

The End of an Era: Resolving the dinosaur extinction and the beginning of the "Age of Mammals" in Northwest Argentina

The extinction of non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago paved the way for the "Age of Mammals", but the...

Growing edible algae on the Moon

One of the biggest challenges for off-world life is the production of food. Astronauts need nutritionally...

Backer Badge Funded