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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