Perez-Losada Published in Applied Soil Ecology

April 08, 2019

Assistant Professor Marcos Perez-Losada (Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Computational Biology Institute) co-authored "Microbiome dynamics during cast ageing in the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa," published in Applied Soil Ecology on March 28th, 2019. The study found that fresh cast microbiomes are richer and different from soil microbiomes; that ageing greatly modifies cast microbiome composition and diversity; and that cast microbiomes maintain a core of bacteria for at least sixty days.