Microbial Community Functional Change during Vertebrate Carrion Decomposition

  title={Microbial Community Functional Change during Vertebrate Carrion Decomposition},
  author={Jennifer L Pechal and T L Crippen and Aaron M. Tarone and Andrew J. Lewis and Jeffery K Tomberlin and M Eric Benbow},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Microorganisms play a critical role in the decomposition of organic matter, which contributes to energy and nutrient transformation in every ecosystem. Yet, little is known about the functional activity of epinecrotic microbial communities associated with carrion. The objective of this study was to provide a description of the carrion associated microbial community functional activity using differential carbon source use throughout decomposition over seasons, between years and when microbial… CONTINUE READING
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