Vegetation Effluents, Microorganisms and Material Degradation in the Tropics,
ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004
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A one year research project has recently been completed at the US Army Tropic Test Center, Ft. Clayton, Canal Zone which studied relationships between vegetation effluents, microorganisms and material deterioration. The study considered naturally occurring volatile organic materials from two standpoints. One was whether or not these materials provide a nutrient medium for microorganisms, and whether the materials actually contribute to accelerated biodeterioration of Army materiel. The second point of interest was to inventory the naturally occurring volatile organic materials to determine kinds and quantities which are present in the tropic environment.
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