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more viruses revealed below the seafloor

Many More Viruses Revealed Below the Seafloor

Researchers at JAMSTEC have developed a new method to extract viruses from deep-sea sediments, yielding up to hundreds of times more virus particles than former techniques. The improved method suggests that there are many more viruses below the seafloor than previously detected.

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Why Aren’t Subseafloor Microbes Cleaning Their Plates? 20 August 2019 Feature

From their humble location deep in the muck at the bottom of the ocean, subseafloor microbes…

World’s Oldest Groundwater Supports Life Through Water-Rock Chemistry 29 July 2019 Feature

The Kidd Creek Mine, located in Ontario in Canada, is a copper, silver, and zinc mine reaching…

The Ocean Floor Project Explores Uncharted Territory 26 July 2019 Feature

Earth’s ocean floor covers about 71 percent of the planet, making it a giant yet poorly explored…

Deep-Sea Microbes Prefer High-Pressure Lifestyles 23 July 2019 Feature

Deep, dark ocean waters represent the largest marine environment on Earth. Studying how microbes…

‘Deep Matter and Energy’ Special Issue of Engineering Published June 2019
"Deep Matter and Energy" Special Issue Highlights Role of Deep Volatiles 27 June 2019 Feature

A new open-access special issue on Deep Matter and Energy contains sixteen papers that span all…

The Archaea Are Winning in Deep-Sea, Oxic Subsurface Sediments 19 June 2019 Feature

Archaea and bacteria may look very similar under the microscope, but organisms from these two…

Karen Lloyd 2019 TED Talk
VIDEO: Karen Lloyd Delivers TED Talk on the Distribution and Role of Deep Subsurface Microbes 10 June 2019 Feature

  Microbiologist Karen Lloyd (DCO Executive Committee, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA…

Unraveling the ENIGMA of Protein Evolution 6 June 2019 Feature

Proteins are finely tuned, specialized “nanomachines” that catalyze necessary chemical reactions in…

more viruses revealed below the seafloor
Many More Viruses Revealed Below the Seafloor 20 May 2019 Feature

Despite their bad reputation for being agents of disease, viruses play an important ecological role…

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon? 24 April 2019 Feature

In 2017, an interdisciplinary group of early career scientists visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone…

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