They live in every environment on Earth. From plant roots, rumens of cows to every square centimeter of our skin, they congregate on billions of cells. Moreover, they have been found in the deepest oceans and centers of volcanoes1. Inside our bodies, they amount to over 40 trillion cells, surpassing the number of human cells in our own body. In soils all around the world, they help determine the success (or struggle) of their above-ground comrades: plants.
Microorganisms are the driving force of all life on this planet. In fact, they were the very first life forms to migrate out of the oceans and colonize the land. As facilitators of ancient connections between plants and soil, these microscopic organisms have the capacity to revolutionize farming as we know it.