Archaea: Surviving in hostile territory

23 marzo 2015

Many strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than archaea, primitive single-celled bacteria-like microorganisms. Archaea go to great lengths — eating methane or breathing sulfur or metal instead of oxygen — to thrive in the most extreme environments on the planet. Now scientists have discovered something odder still: a remarkable new virus that seemingly infects methane-eating archaea living beneath the ocean’s floor.
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