Thursday, 31 May 2012 20:14
Chillán will house the continent’s first repository of microorganisms, allowing for further research and ensuring biodiversity against future catastrophes.
The small city of Chillán
, about 249 miles (400 km) south of Santiago, is set to become home to South America’s first microbial bank, after the Chilean Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarios
) announced a major expansion of its Biological Control Center.
Colorized electron micrograph of soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera sp.) and egg. (Photo: Brian0918 / Wikicommons)Login to read more.
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