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Promiscuous Extremophiles Better Oil Spill Cleanup
2013-10-01 09:51:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers working in Antarctica have created a detailed ecological picture of so-called extremophile bacteria living in extremely salty water that can hit temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit. The bacteria found in Vestfold Hills, Deep Lake – known as haloarchaea – are giving scientists new information on how life can survive in such dire conditions. They could also potentially provide new tools for bioengineering techniques,...

Extreme Antarctic Bacteria May Hold Key To Life On Mars
2013-03-12 11:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying microrganisms that thrive in the extreme environment of Antarctica, scientists from the University of Maryland have found new aspects of certain proteins that could enable life to function on Mars and in other extreme environments. According to their report in the journal BMC Biotechnology, the scientists found significant differences in the core proteins of Antarctic extremeophile bacteria known as Haloarchaea, when...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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