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At the same time, tannin action through protein complexation provided an alternative route to preserve latex against bacterial decay and physical coalescence without ammonia.
The effluent is passively transported by ocean currents and the bacterial decay kinetics starts.
It was important to sample shortly after the rainfall event, as the goal was to capture the nonpoint source flushing from overland runoff before significant bacterial decay might occur.
While further testing is needed, the researchers believe an "extended shadow" hints that a remnant of the brain after its bacterial decay is still present in the ancient remains.
The new technology is highly sensitive to the detection of biogenic amines (produced by bacterial decay of meat and fish), more sensitive than the human sense of smell.