Bacilli are a class of bacteria containing several well-known pathogens.

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Bacilli are a class of bacteria containing several well-known pathogens.

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Farmers have known for years that microbes are critical for soil and plant health. Current research is revealing even more ways beneficial microbes help cultivated plants. Microbes in the soil and associated with plant roots provide a multitude of benefits, from improving the nutrient content of our crops to enhancing their resistance against diseases. Some soil microbes are even good for us too. What are Microbes? A microbe is usually defined as any living thing that is too small to be seen without a microscope. By this definition, “microbe” includes microscopic animals like nematodes along with single-celled organisms. By an alternate definition, “microbe” means only single-celled living things; this includes microscopic members of all three domains of life: bacteria, archaea (also called “archaebacteria”), and eukaryotes (“protists”). Fungi are usually considered microbes, even though they can take single-celled or multicellular forms and produce

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