Looking for life in all the wrong places - research on cryptoendoliths

Will-Discover Hively, LookSmart, LookSmart, Ltd.

This article highlights the professional careers of two pioneer microbiologists, Imre Friedmann and his wife Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann. A personal interview with Friedmann gives readers a first hand account of the novel thoughts and discoveries of cryptoendolithic bacteria, or bacteria living within rock. For the past 50 years these two scientists have searched for microbial and algal life among the rocks and sediments of ancient water bodies in deserts, arid polar environments, and other places on earth once thought to be void of all life.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, High Pressure