The Living Dead: Bacterial Community Structure of a Cadaver at the Onset and End of the Bloat Stage of Decomposition

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R. Hyde, Embriette; P. Haarmann, Daniel; M. Lynne, Aaron; R. Bucheli, Sibyl; F. Petrosino, Joseph;
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077733
  • Subject: Microbiology | Evolutionary Biology | Ecology | Science Policy | cadaver | Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science facility | body sites | bacteria | 16 S rRNA gene | sample | Decomposition Human decomposition | role | bloat stage | additive data sets | Bacterial Community Structure
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<div><p>Human decomposition is a mosaic system with an intimate association between biotic and abiotic factors. Despite the integral role of bacteria in the decomposition process, few studies have catalogued bacterial biodiversity for terrestrial scenarios. To explore t... View more
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