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A whiff of the tropics: airborne microbiota in tropical atmosphere follow precise diel cycle
1 November 2019

Photo Credit: Nanyang Technological University

Take in a whiff of the tropics! Studying airborne microbiota in the tropics, a team of researchers, including from the air microbiome research group in SCELSE, have found that these microbial organisms in the near-surface atmosphere follow a precise diel cycle and adhere to a specific timing for their presence.  Their study of tropical airborne biomass also demonstrates a richness and diversity of bacterial and fungal taxa in this understudied biosphere.

Paper: “Microbial communities in the tropical air ecosystem follow a precise diel cycle”, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 28 Oct 2019. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1908493116

Reported in:

Forbes, 14 Nov 2019
The Straits Times (print), 31 Oct 2019
The Straits Times (online), 31 Oct 2019
Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore), 31 Oct 2019
Channel News Asia (Singapore), 30 Oct 2019
The Straits Times (online), 30 Oct 2019
Lianhe Wanbao, 30 Oct 2019
Bioengineer.org, 30 Oct 2019
Phys.Org, 30 Oct 2019
Science Daily, 30 Oct 2019
GenomeWeb, Oct 2019