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Aquifer Microbes Survive on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Diet

Aquifer Microbes Survive on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Diet

Bacteria living on the surface of the mineral olivine inside a deep, subseafloor aquifer rely on the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway, an ancient type of metabolism that uses hydrogen and carbon dioxide to yield energy and organic compounds.

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Presence of Life in Oceanic Crust Confirmed 4 April 2013 Feature

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

Real-time Microbial Sampling of Basaltic Crust 13 February 2013 Feature

The GeoMICROBE instrument sled—designed to conduct real-time and time-series microbial geochemical…

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