microscope image of methaotrophs with black specks
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  
ABOVE: GUNTER WEGENER
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

ABOVE: GUNTER WEGENER

Raman spectroscopy

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Richard Van Duyne
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