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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.
Despite still being in close proximity to one another in an acidic, boiling habitat of a hot spring in Kamchatka, Russia, two groups of genetically indistinguishable microbes parted ways and began evolving into different species and even exchanged genes from time to time.
The June cover of the Journal of Virology features a photograph of the unusual effects on a cell infected by a virus.
U.S. scientists say they've discovered populations of the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus that can live in boiling acid are more diverse than thought. University of Illinois researchers in Champaign said they found the diversity of S.
Sulfolobus islandicus, a microbe that can live in boiling acid, is offering up its secrets to researchers hardy enough to capture it from the volcanic hot springs where it thrives.
Scientists are using designs in nature from extreme environments to overcome the challenges of producing materials on the nanometer scale.
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