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How microbes in permafrost could trigger a massive carbon bomb

Genomics studies are helping to reveal how bacteria and archaea influence one of Earth’s largest carbon stores as it begins to thaw.

A boardwalk for traversing Sweden’s Stordalen Mire sinks in the thawing landscape. Credit: M. Hough
A boardwalk for traversing Sweden’s Stordalen Mire sinks in the thawing landscape. Credit: Moira Hough

The Nature News feature highlights the projects IsoGenie and Emerge in Stordalen Mire near Abisko.

Patrick Crill is Co-Principal Investigator on both projects.

 

Read the article at Nature New's website.