Decomposing Human Corpses Have Been Found To Share One Curious Characteristic

Decomposing Human Corpses Have Been Found To Share One Curious Characteristic

A new study has found a curious connection between human corpses that seems to be universal regardless of the location or environmental conditions in which they break down. It looked at the microbial network and found key bacterial and fungal decomposers that are rare in the wider environment, but consistently present in decaying human flesh. The assembly of microbes needed to break down dead bodies makes up part of the “decomposition ecosystem,” something forensic entomologist Dr Devin Finaughty spoke about …