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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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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…

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,…

Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life
Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life 27 February 2019 Feature

The evolution of Earth and the emergence of life during its first half-billion years are…

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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