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Seeking bacterial survival mechanisms in the ‘MicroAmazon’

October 16, 2019
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Rosa Maria Cristina Vasquez Espinoza

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, large mats of cyanobacteria are afloat, surviving, thriving, atop a river so hot that it boils.

This August, researchers will travel more than 3,500 miles from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute to the Mayantuyacu Community in Peru in search of the organisms that can proliferate in such an extreme environment.

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