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Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change

The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.

The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.

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