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‘Extreme’ microbes found in high-altitude volcanoes

U. COLORADO-BOULDER (US) — Researchers hunting for organisms that exist in extreme environments on Earth have found some living in volcanoes in South America.The team used new DNA soil analysis to identify a handful of bacteria, fungi, and other rudimentary organisms called archaea—which seem to have a different way of converting energy than their cousins elsewhere in the world....


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Source: Futurity.org - Tuesday, 12 June, 2012

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