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Fracking Sites Are Home To Microbe Populations
2012-12-06 07:09:21

Researchers making a genetic analysis of microbes living at a fracking site have uncovered some surprises. The scientists reported that they found very few genetic biomarkers for archaea, a domain of single-celled species found in high-salt environments and hot springs.

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.