Jennifer Tsang

Jennifer Tsang

Jennifer Tsang is a science editor and freelance science writer. She has completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and studied antimicrobial resistance as a postdoctoral fellow. She writes for her own microbiology blog called The Microbial Menagerie. While not thinking about science, she enjoys reading a good book, photographing nature and cities, finding her zen in yoga and running, and playing clarinet. You can follower her on Twitter.

As paintings age, they accumulate volatile hydrocarbons, dead or living cells, dust that breed fungal spores, and bacteria. This agglomeration of material serves as a nutrient source for a number of microbes and leads to biodeterioration.

How did life as we know it come to be and how can caves help us understand the microbial world? Here, we take a look at how cave microbes give us clues into the evolution of aerobic life, extremophiles, and antimicrobial resistance.

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