Advanced Collection of Resources on Microbial Life Under High Pressure


E. coli
Microbial activity and viability in ice.

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  • High pressure: Bacteria survive inside diamond anvil (more info) :Researchers exposed samples of Shewanella oneidensis and Escherichia coli to pressures 16,000 times greater than sea-level pressure...(more info)

  • Methane bacteria possess pressure valve (more info) :This report from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research introduces a methane-forming archaeabacterium that deliberately allows hydrogen ions to leak out...(more info)

  • Leg 201 Preliminary Report:Controls on Microbial Communities in Deeply Buried Sediments, Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin: (more info) :This PDF document is the preliminary report of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201, which is the first ocean drilling expedition dedicated to the study of life deep beneath the seafloor...(more info)

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