Microbes in the News

Discovering secrets of life in the sulphurous deep?

Article synopsis:
An unusual enzyme containing clusters of tungsten and molybdenum appears to play a key role in allowing primitive microorganisms to thrive in the hot, suphurous waters of seafloor vents.

Article citation:
"Enzyme helps microorganism thrive in heat," Science News, Mar. 11, 1995, p. 150.

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TIME Magazine's article on The Last Frontier, August 14, 1995, tells why exploring thermal vents is a hot topic in science today. Use your browser's Find feature to locate the various references to bacteria in the article.

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