Scientists from the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found that the air in the tropics is teeming with a rich and diverse range of at least 725 different microorganisms.

The NTU scientists used a new sampling and DNA sequencing protocol of microbial communities in Singapore’s air. They found that the composition of the microbial community in the tropical air changes predictably, with bacteria dominating in the day and fungi at night.

 

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