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Press Release 13-036
How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals

Genome of "extremophile" red alga offers insights

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Green and yellow rock in an Icelandic hot spring with sulfur and alga Galdieria sulphuraria.

Rock in an Icelandic hot spring near Reykjavik with sulfur and Galdieria sulphuraria.

Credit: Christine Oesterhelt


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volcanic mountaneous area near Reykjavik, Iceland, with steam rising

A volcanic area near Reykjavik, Iceland, where Galdieria sulphuraria has been found.

Credit: Christine Oesterhelt


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Yellow sulfur deposits and green Galdieria alga on a rock

Yellow sulfur deposits and Galdieria on a rock near Reykjavik.

Credit: Christine Oesterhelt


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Green alga Galdieria on rocks near a steamy Yellowstone hot spring.

"Extremophile" Galdieria grows on rocks and soil near a Yellowstone hot spring.

Credit: Andreas Weber


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Microscope image of alga Galdieria sulphuraria.

Microscope image of Galdieria sulphuraria.

Credit: Gerald Schoenknecht


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cover of Science magazine

The researchers' results are described in the March 8 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2013


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