Latest Bioprecipitation Stories

2011-05-25 06:00:00

Airborne microorganisms may be responsible for weather events, according to a study that found a high concentration of bacteria at the center of hailstones. Alexander Michaud from Montana State University in Bozeman presented the findings of the study at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans. Researchers analyzed hailstones that measure over 5 centimeters in diameter (about 2 inches) which were collected on the University campus after a storm in...

2008-02-29 00:15:00

A Montana State University professor and his colleagues have found evidence suggesting that airborne bacteria are globally distributed in the atmosphere and may play a large role in the cycle of precipitation. The research of David Sands, MSU professor of plant sciences and plant pathology, along with his colleagues Christine Foreman, an MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences, Brent Christner from Louisiana State University and Cindy Morris, will be published today in the...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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