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UT-Knoxville research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet


August 20, 2014

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University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined water and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.Full Story

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