Latest Archaea Stories
The genetic promiscuity of extremophile bacteria in Antarctica's frigid Deep Lake may help researchers develop better methods for cleaning up oil spills.
A new study shows that although microbes that live below 600 feet where light doesn’t penetrate – the so called “dark ocean”-- might not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable amounts of carbon, meriting further study.
A hot topic in astronomy is the search for dark matter - mass that seems to dominate the Universe, yet eludes our detection. Similarly, the field of biology encounters its own "dark matter" problem.
A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity.
Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment.
Biologists from Indiana University and Montana State University have discovered a striking connection between viruses such as HIV and Ebola and viruses that infect organisms called archaea that grow in volcanic hot springs.
Single-celled archaea are invisible to the naked eye, and even when using a microscope, great care must be taken to observe them.
Researchers on board the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's research vessel JOIDES Resolution drilled a water depth of 1.5 miles and hundreds of feet of sediment into the oceanic crust off the west coast of North America. Scientists studying these returned samples have found the first direct evidence of life deep within these samples.
By studying microorganisms that thrive in the extreme environment of Antarctica, scientists have found new proteins that could enable life to function on Mars and in other extreme environments.
Important genetic clues about the history of a group of ancient microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself have been discovered by a team of researchers.