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Extremeophiles and Extreme Environments: June 2019


Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting.

Researchers at Stanford University have found an aquatic highway that releases nutrients from within the Earth and ferries them up to surface waters off the coast of Antarctica. There the nutrients stimulate explosive growth of microscopic ocean algae.

The collaboration is looking at a group of organisms called 'extremophiles'--organisms that live in extremely hot or extremely cold environments unsuited to human habitation.