Researchers: Amazon deforestation is devastating microbial communities

Researchers find evidence that Amazon deforestation is devastating microbial communities.

Researchers: Amazon deforestation is devastating microbial communities

Science Recorder | Mark Petillo | Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have uncovered evidence that suggests that Amazon deforestation is devastating microbial communities. "We found that after rainforest conversion to agricultural pastures, bacterial communities were significantly different from those of forest soils," says Klaus Nüsslein of UMass... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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