Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Reviews and syntheses
18 Jun 2013
Reviews and syntheses |  | 18 Jun 2013

The role of microorganisms at different stages of ecosystem development for soil formation

S. Schulz, R. Brankatschk, A. Dümig, I. Kögel-Knabner, M. Schloter, and J. Zeyer

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