TITLE

An Amazonian Treasure Trove

PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Science & Children;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the discovery of 135 endophytes by the members of the Rain Forest Expedition and Laboratory course at Yale University during their trip to Amazon rain forest in Peru. The endophytes are considered as potentially beneficial bioactive microorganisms within plants. Scott Strobel, organizer of the trip said that the discovery illustrates the vast scientific potential of tropical areas.
ACCESSION #
34697738

 

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