Soil bacteria have been studied for over a century, but they remain largely unknown. The reason for that is that the enormous diversity of these bacterial communities makes it difficult to identify them (most of the bacteria are unknown), analyses their biodiversity (how diverse these communities are?), and understand their communal organization (where do they like to live?).
There is thereby an urgent need to identify, characterize, and research the unknown and known soil bacterial communities. Using soil microbiome data and using international microbiome databases we aim to answer some of these questions and understand their contribution to the ecosystem.