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We Live on a COLD Planet

... an important direction of modern science, and investigation of permafrost is likely to be the most promising in this field: indeed, the major part of the Earth’s surface has a temperature below +5 °C. The first information about the viability of microorganisms found in permafrost was obtained in the 19th century. The majority of such studies were conducted with the Arctic and Antarctic permafrost, which had existed for several million years. It appeared that some bacteria isolated from permafrost were capable of growing ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
low temperatures , ancient microorganisms , microorganisms , permafrost , cryobiology
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