Saturday, August 25, 2012

A one-species ecosytem? Yes it exists

This microbe is the only species in its ecosystem.  The implication for finding life in ever more unlikely places - including far deeper locales and even on other planets - are major.  Almost three kilometers down in a gold mine, Desulforudis audaxviator runs its own little chemical factory in total darkness and isolation.  "Life finds a way."

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