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Extreme microbes found at mummy burial site

Llullaillaco Sunset “Built environment” may be a stretch here but I thought this was pretty cool anyway.  Some researchers dug up a trio of 500-year old Incan mummies on top on a volcano that were remarkably well-preserved.  This intrigued microbiologists who sampled the site and found a surprisingly low diversity of organisms present.

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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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