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Antarctic offers insights into life on Mars

The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between. Oligotrophs, slow-growing organisms that prefer environments where nutrients ...

dateJul 21, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Fungi—key to tree survival in warming forest

Much like healthy bacteria in one's gut supports health of the human body, fungus in soil can be integral to survival of trees. NAU researcher Catherine Gehring reached this conclusion while studying pinyon-juniper woodlands ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Ecology
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