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Build your own soil : exploring microfluidics to create microbial habitat structures

  • Kristin Aleklett
  • E Toby Kiers
  • Pelle Ohlsson
  • Thomas S Shimizu
  • Victor Ea Caldas
  • Edith C Hammer
Publishing year: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 312-319
Publication/Series: ISME Journal
Volume: 12
Document type: Journal article (comment)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Abstract english

Soil is likely the most complex ecosystem on earth. Despite the global importance and extraordinary diversity of soils, they have been notoriously challenging to study. We show how pioneering microfluidic techniques provide new ways of studying soil microbial ecology by allowing simulation and manipulation of chemical conditions and physical structures at the microscale in soil model habitats.The ISME Journal advance online publication, 14 November 2017; doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.184.


  • Microbiology
  • Journal Article


  • Acoustofluidics group
  • ISSN: 1751-7362
Kristin Aleklett
E-mail: kristin [dot] aleklett [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Sölvegatan 37, Lund


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Microbial Ecology



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Edith Hammer

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