Bacterial Composition and Survival on Sahara Dust Particles Transported to the European Alps

  title={Bacterial Composition and Survival on Sahara Dust Particles Transported to the European Alps},
  author={M. Meola and A. Lazzaro and J. Zeyer},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  • M. Meola, A. Lazzaro, J. Zeyer
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Deposition of Sahara dust (SD) particles is a frequent phenomenon in Europe, but little is known about the viability and composition of the bacterial community transported with SD. The goal of this study was to characterize SD-associated bacteria transported to the European Alps, deposited and entrapped in snow. During two distinct events in February and May 2014, SD particles were deposited and promptly covered by falling snow, thus preserving them in distinct ochre layers within the snowpack… CONTINUE READING
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