extremophiles
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Astrogerm
Astrogerm
Bob Grant | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.
Bacteria Trade Genes
Bacteria Trade Genes
Abby Olena | Oct 1, 2013
Extremophiles living in Antarctica’s salty Deep Lake exchange genes much more often than previously observed in nature.
A Briny Paradise
A Briny Paradise
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.
Life Below the Seabed
Life Below the Seabed
Ruth Williams | Mar 14, 2013
Rock samples from deep within the Earth’s oceanic crust contain chemosynthetic microbial life.
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 7, 2013
A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.
Ice Lake Home to Life
Ice Lake Home to Life
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Researchers have found evidence of microbial life in samples taken from a lake hidden beneath 800 meters of Antarctic ice, but it’s not yet clear how the bacteria survive.
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2012
Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.
Martian Microbes?
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2011
Researchers discover microbes in Oregon thriving in extreme, Mars-like conditions.