Bacteria in compost

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Bacteria in compost. A compost is a mixture of decomposing matter used to improve the quality of soil. Microorganisms, like bacteria and fungi, begin the process of decaying organic waste by breaking down plant tissue and converting it into compost. Enhanced scanning electron micrograph of bacteria in bacilli (rod-shaped) and cocci (spherical) forms. Magnification: w=19.2 micrometers.

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