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The full collection of microbes (bacteria, fungi, virus, etc.) that naturally exist within a particular biological niche such as an organism, soil, a body of water, etc.

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Jessie ErwinApril 29th, 2024A warm welcome to Sherry Bansal, the latest guest in our FSHN Research Journeys series, which follows graduate students’ research in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Sherry is a food science Ph.D. student studying the effects of nanotechnology in agriculture. With the increased use of nanomaterials in agriculture, it is […]

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