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Purple Bacteria Survive Extreme Alien Light
2013-07-24 09:36:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Purple bacteria, which have been around longer than most other organisms on the planet, contain pigments that allow them to use sunlight as their energy source. Neil Johnson, a University of Miami (UM) physicist who studies these magenta microbes, recently discovered they can also survive in the presence of extreme alien light. The findings, published online in Nature's Scientific Reports, show the way in which light is received by...

2010-05-03 14:07:06

University of Miami researcher examines the light harvesting properties of purple bacteria in hopes of adapting their natural designs in 'green' technologies for humans Purple bacteria were among the first life forms on Earth. They are single celled microscopic organisms that play a vital role in sustaining the tree of life. This tiny organism lives in aquatic environments like the bottom of lakes and the colorful corals under the sea, using sunlight as their source of energy. Its natural...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.