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UMass Amherst- Researcher Leads Team in Founding Amazon Rainforest Microbial Observatory to Catalog, Study Soils

The Amazon rainforest may be the largest reservoir of soil microbes on Earth, yet researchers acknowledge that many of these organisms are almost unknown to science, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Klaus Nusslein. What is clear, he adds, is that the area is under great threat from modern agricultural practices and now is the time to identify, collect and preserve microbe-rich soils before it's too late. More...