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Microbial Evolution in the Hot Seat

Microbial Evolution in the Hot Seat

The hot, mineral-rich fluids circulating within hydrothermal vent systems along the seafloor are one of the top contenders for the location of life’s origin. But despite being an enduring host for life, scientists know little about the evolutionary forces that shape the microbes living in these dynamic habitats.

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How Hot is Too Hot for Earth-Style Life? 8 September 2016 Feature

Embargoed until 08:30 EDT, 12:30 GMT, 13:30 UK Summer Time, Thursday 8 September 2016 Mission…

New Advances in Understanding Microbes in the Marine Deep Biosphere 21 July 2016 Feature

In this sediment lives a largely unknown ecosystem of microbes, the marine deep biosphere, which…

Microbial Diversity Varies with Depth in Fennoscandian Precambrian Bedrock 3 June 2016 Feature

The combination of advances in DNA sequencing technologies and sampling in numerous locales around…

Microbial Dark Matter and the Diversity of Uncultured Microbes 23 May 2016 Feature

Next generation sequencing techniques allow microbiologists to look at entire populations of…

Mineralogy and Microbiology at the Juan de Fuca Ridge 17 March 2016 Feature

Earth’s crust is not homogeneous, however, and in a new paper in Geomicrobiology Journal, DCO's…

Exploring the Limits of Life in the Deep Biosphere 23 July 2015 Feature

An international team of scientists led by Fumio Inagaki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and…

Methane Seeps: Oases in the Deep Sea 17 March 2015 Feature

Methane seeps are places in the ocean where methane from deep sediment layers escapes the seabed.…

Presence of Life in Oceanic Crust Confirmed 4 April 2013 Feature

Microbes can live pretty much anywhere. Bacteria, archaea, and primitive eukaryotes have been…

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