What is soil?


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The ovular shaped object in the center of the photo is an Amoebae, which is one type of Protozoa in soil. Protozoa can consume up to 10,000 bacteria per day which meets their required carbon consumption rate. Since bacteria are the most nutrient-concentrated organisms on the planet (low C-N ratio) the protozoa consumes more nutrients than needed, and releases the excess nutrients in a plant available form. This process is called mineralization.