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Microbes Adapt To Heat, Sun By Changing Color

Those who live in the Valley have learned how to adapt to the summer - both the sun’s UV rays and the heat. New research from Arizona State University finds microbes have also adapted to living in this climate.

Ferran Garcia-Pichel is a professor of natural history and the environment at Arizona State University and one of the researchers.

The paper was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.