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Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep

Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep

Researchers propose that seismic activity transports freshwater animals into the subsurface along fractures in the rock. This activity could explain the presence of nematodes and other small animals in water collected from South African mines.

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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…

Aquifer Microbes Survive on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Diet
Aquifer Microbes Survive on Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Diet 25 March 2019 Feature

Based on what we know of early Earth and the origin of life, scientists think that the first cells…

Methane Metabolism in Archaea is Ancient and Widespread 7 March 2019 Feature

In the oxygen-free parts of lakes, hot springs, and marine environments worldwide, some microbes…

Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep
Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep 4 March 2019 Feature

In 2009, researchers discovered a tiny nematode living happily in the water inside rock fractures,…

Endospores Rival Growing Cells in Ocean Sediments 20 February 2019 Feature

A diverse group of bacteria called Firmicutes, which can be found in human infections, fermented…

Introducing Hydrothermarchaeota: a group of microbes living in hydrothermal fluids 7 February 2019 Feature

It’s tough for microbes to make a living in the cold, dark sediments beneath the seafloor.…

Deccan Traps Microbes Get By with a Little Help from Their Friends 19 December 2018 Feature

In 1964, the Indian government completed a dam on the Koyna River to create a reservoir for a…

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