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Ancient Microbes Found Living Beneath the Icy Surface of Antarctic Lake
November 26, 2012
A pioneering study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and co-authored by Dr. Alison Murray and Dr. Christian Fritsen of Nevada's Desert Research Institute reveals, for the first time, a viable community of bacteria that survives and ekes out a living in a dark, salty and subfreezing environment beneath nearly 20 meters of ice in one of Antarctica's most isolated lakes.
Desert Research Institute
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