New species in an urban ecosystem (read: solar panel)

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 13:00 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have discovered new life — a never-before-seen bacterium — in a novel environment, one created by humans and spreading rapidly around the globe, at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. The new species is marked by the presence of colorful carotenoid pigments and an affinity for solar radiation, high temperatures, limited nutrients, and desiccation. That combination may […]

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