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A living desert underground
November 19, 2013
In the perpetual darkness of a limestone cave, University of Arizona researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of how microbes manage to colonize every niche on the planet but also could lead to applications ranging from environmental cleanup solutions to drug development.
University of Arizona
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