Unless you’ve been hiding under a very clean rock, you’ve probably heard of microbiomes. But for all of their popularity, there's still a lot to learn. Take for example a seed. Where does its microbiome originate and how do these micro-environments change during germination, growth and reproduction?
This is where you come in. We need your help designing and collecting the results of an experiment on seeds. You’ll help us accumulate a tapestry of knowledge and together, we’ll move beyond crowdsourcing to true, distributed community science. You’ve just been recruited.
"Most people already think like a scientist some of the time. That’s why this is so exciting; we’re getting people to think more about the importance of microbes, and their help is extremely useful for driving science research.
– Jonathan Eisen
, professor of evolution and ecology