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Study shows unusual microbes hold clues to early life

February 7, 2019 - General

A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth, according to a recent paper in The ISME Journal. Researchers used cutting-edge molecular methods to study these microbes, which thrive in the hot, oxygen-free fluids that flow through Earth’s crust.

Scientists use the deep-diving robot Jason to collect water samples from oceanic crust at a subseafloor observatory off the
coast…

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