The photosynthetic bacteria, which perform incomplete photosynthesis an aerobically, are highly desirable, beneficial soil microorganisms because they are able to detoxify soils by transforming reduced, putrefactive substances such as hydrogen sulfide into useful substrates. This helps to ensure efficient utilization of organic matter and to improve soil fertility. Photosynthesis involves the photo catalyzed splitting of water which yields molecular oxygen as a by-product. Thus, these microorganisms help to provide a vital source of oxygen to plant roots.
Reduced compounds such as methane and hydrogen sulfide are often produced when organic materials are decomposed under anaerobic conditions. These compounds are toxic and can greatly sup press the activities of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. However, if synthetic microorganisms, such as photosynthetic bacteria that utilize reduced substances, are present in the soil, oxygen deficiencies are not likely to occur. Thus, nitrogen-fixing microorganisms, coexisting in the soil with photosynthetic bacteria, can function effectively in fixing atmospheric nitrogen even under anaerobic conditions.
Photosynthetic bacteria not only per form photosynthesis but can also fix nitrogen. Moreover, it has been shown that, when they coexist in soil with species of Azotobacter, their ability to fix nitrogen is enhanced. This then is an example of a synthetic soil. It also suggests that by recognizing the role, function, and mutual compatibility of these two bacteria and utilizing them effectively to their full potential, soils can be induced to a greater synthetic capacity. Perhaps the most effective synthetic soil system results from the enhancement of zymogenic and synthetic microorganisms; this allows fermentation to become dominant over putrefaction and useful synthetic processes to proceed.
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