Actinomycetes  - The actinomycetes are microorganisms that have some characteristics of fungi and bacteria.  Soil actinomycetes are very tolerant of water stress.  Actinomycetes often give that "good earth " aroma after a rain.  Some benefits of the latter for trees;  1) Convert nitrogen in air to a usable form (fix nitrogen) - bacteria and actinomycetes;  2) Hold water - actinomycetes, bacteria, (cell coatings).   

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