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Things you need to know about the Fungal to Bacterial Ratio (F:B)

microBIOMETER® is the only non-laboratory test for F:B. The methods of measuring F:B ratio give very different values 1-11. The Gold Standard for estimating fungal biomass is microscopy, which calculates fungal biovolume.  Note that microBIOMETER® detects the same range as microscopy- not surprising as it was validated by correlation with

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How does microBIOMETER® measure microbes?

Soil microbes are tightly bound to and often covered in soil making them very hard to evaluate by microscopy. The special magic of microBIOMETER® is the extraction powder and whisking process that separates most of the microbes from the soil. And during the 20 minute settling time allows the soil

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Analyzing your Fungal to Bacterial Ratio Results

The graph pictured here from the USDA website depicts the ratio of fungi to bacteria as a characteristic of the type of system it is in. An excerpt from the article: “Grasslands and agricultural soils usually have bacterial-dominated food webs – that is, most biomass is in the form of

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