An Amazonian Treasure Trove

October 2008
Science & Children;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p8
Academic Journal
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.


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