Ice bacteria

American scientists have published the results of studies of water samples of Antarctic subglacial Lake Vida. In sealed for nearly three thousand years, the source of life is preserved. Biologists have found thousands of frost bacteria.

Interestingly, the water in the lake just did not really contribute to the emergence of something alive. She is a strong brine, inside which contains a lot of aggressive molecules nitrate, nitrite, nitrous oxide, and other derivatives. However, it is the chemical composition, coupled with low temperatures, so slow down the process of metabolism in the cells, they were able to survive in isolation 2,800 years.

Published: 02.12.2012 10:00:26 in the category News


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