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Indian scientists discover three bacterial clusters

28 December 2015

Three clusters of bacteria which have no phylogenetic relationship to any other bacteria have been discovered serendipitously by Indian scientists.

The discovery happened during LOHAFEX (Loha means iron in Hindi while Fex is an acronym for fertilisation) experiment in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, which was aimed at increasing CO{-2}sequestration through ocean iron fertilisation as part of studies on global warming mitigation. Though a group of German scientists were also part of the experiment, the discovery was made by Indian scientists, according to one of the investigators and former Scientist of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Dr. S. Shivaji…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/indian-scientists-discover-three-bacterial-clusters/article8034849.ece

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Written by csirindia

December 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

Posted in CCMB, Uncategorized

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