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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Science For Kids: plant ecologist
These researchers check soybeans inoculated with Phytophthora sojae to help them identify the different races of the fungus. A plant ecologist works with the big picture: the combination of many factors that affect how plants grow, such as climate, soil and other living things. Each influences whether or not a plant grows to be healthy and productive.

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Last Modified: 7/30/2001
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