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Thawing Permafrost

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Thawing permafrost cracks and crumbles, activating microbial metabolism of undegraded organic material once trapped in frozen soil sublayers.

Credit or Source: Dentren at en.wikipedia Wikipedia


US DOE. 2011. Biological Systems Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling, , US Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 2) (PDF)

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