Latest Hyperthermophile Stories
Although some have estimated a third of the Earth's biomass lives in our planet's rocks and sediments, little is known about these hard to reach organisms. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with possibly wide reaching implications, looks to study one group of methane-producing microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes.
Many manufacturing processes rely on microorganisms to perform tricky chemical transformations or make substances from simple starting materials.
Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.