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Aliens from Baikal

... to 60—100 °С, and there is almost no oxygen. These conditions would seem extreme for the dwellers of water and upper sedimentary layers – and yet, microbial life in deep sediments is quite diverse though the characteristics and members of the microbial community vary with depth. Today, microorganisms – bacteria and archaea – have been discovered in the sea floor sediments at a depth over 1.6 km below the bottom level, and direct measurement of cell activity testifies to the presence ...

Modified: 13.12.2016
deep biosphere , Lake Baikal , microbial community , thermophilic microorganisms
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