COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The Dust Storm Microbiome
Description: Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the desert regions of Syria. The airborne dust carried in these storms affects the health of people and ecosystems alike. New research suggests that part of the effect might not be in the particles of dust but rather in bacteria that cling to them, traveling many kilometers in the air with the storms. [Source: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)]
Availability: Full Text
Source: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Publish Date: 6/27/2017
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: