Navigation Links
Scientists melt million-year-old ice in search of ancient microbes
Date:12/7/2007

k, so it makes sense that we should study how life exists under these conditions. In addition, enzymes produced by these microorganisms may be useful in industrial applications down the road, Smith noted.

The Vostok water contains only between 10-100 microbes per milliliter compared to approximately 1 million microbes per milliliter for most lakes, Cary said.

Novel whole genome amplification techniques will be applied, which provide insight into the genetic diversity of a community of organisms when only small numbers of organisms are available.

A veteran of research expeditions around the globe, Cary is an expert on extremophiles--organisms that thrive in the harshest environments on the planet, ranging from the dry, frigid desert of Antarctica, to geyser-like hydrothermal vents spewing toxic chemicals from the ocean floor.

In the case of Lake Vostok, scientists speculate that it stays in a liquid state underneath miles of ice due to one of the Earth's natural furnaces--hydrothermal vents. Superheated water erupts from these cracks in the seafloor which form where the plates that form the Earth's crust pull apart.

We hope that by being so isolated for millions of years, these microorganisms from Vostok will be able to tell us about their life and conditions through the ages, Cary said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tracey Bryant
tbryant@udel.edu
302-831-8185
University of Delaware  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
2. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
3. Comet probes reveal evidence of origin of life, scientists claim
4. Scientists link fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome to binding protein in RNA
5. Male elephants get photo IDs from scientists
6. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
7. Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
8. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
9. Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells
10. Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
11. T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists melt million-year-old ice in search of ancient microbes
(Date:4/13/2015)...  higi, a leading cloud-based consumer engagement platform that ... with their communities around health and wellness, announced today ... API.  ... and convenient vehicle to receive validated health information from ... The API will allow higi,s trusted partners, on a ...
(Date:4/9/2015)... , April 9, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced today that it will report financial results for ... 23, 2015, after the close of market. The company ... investors at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET), during ... To participate on the live call, analysts and investors ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... , Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... filed provisional patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, ... ENERGY TRANSFER  NXT-ID introduces a new ... This patent surrounds the use of miniature antenna ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3Synaptics to Report Third Quarter Results on April 23 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4
... Even though organic methods may increase farm biodiversity, a ... be a better way to maintain food production and ... of butterfly populations in UK landscapes by scientists at ... organic farms have more butterflies than conventional farms, but ...
... produced a peak amount of electricity estimated at 7.4 GW, ... to previous years, this shows the EU,s dominance, where more ... installed. By the end of 2009, Europe,s cumulative installed PV ... which is about 70% of the world,s total (22GW). These ...
... on bacteria that instructs bone cells to die could be ... scientist speaking at the Society for General Microbiology,s autumn meeting ... a way of treating painful bone infections that are resistant ... aureus (MRSA). Bone disease, or osteomyelitis, affects 1 ...
Cached Biology News:Is organic farming good for wildlife? It depends on the alternative 2Is organic farming good for wildlife? It depends on the alternative 3Three-quarters of new solar systems worldwide were installed in the EU in 2009 2Three-quarters of new solar systems worldwide were installed in the EU in 2009 3Interrupting death messages to treat bone disease 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... Patent Offering, The patent’s technology pertains to ... imaging within a body lumen (open space). Known ... low cost, single-use disposable illumination and camera module (housing). ... 2013 and the patent approval was received on January ... customize the lighting and magnification of the endoscope for ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 20, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "2015 Global Survey on Flow ... The primary goal of this research ... instruments and reagents. Key information the survey seeks ... of flow cytometers, predominantly used applications for flow ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Tunnell Consulting, ... firm as senior statistician and Principal, a position to ... in the management and analysis of complex and large ... industries. , “We’re delighted to have Julia join the ... analytics,” said Dr. Philippe Cini, Group Vice President and ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 This ... history, especially for lawns. US Patented Pearl’s Premium ... for lawns around the country that are coming out ... that addresses a number of major global concerns related ... the “non-grass” grass – the alternative to the standard, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends 2015 2Julia O’Neill Joins Tunnell Consulting’s Operational and Process Improvement Practice 2Breakthrough 4th Generation Low Maintenance Lawn Seed Offers Solution to California Drought 2
... , , COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. ... ), today announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) ... The partnership combines a broad technology platform and operational capabilities to ... sugars into biodiesel. , , Under the ...
... , , , ... today announced that BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, ... Search and Pathway Navigation technologies into its new website. ... will enable its research customers to quickly and easily identify ...
... ... Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products (Spectrum) announced the distribution ... increase productivity and lessen injuries due to repetitive hand crimping. ... is engineered to improve throughput in laboratories performing chromatography, analytical ...
Cached Biology Technology:BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 2BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 3BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 4Ingenuity's Technology Powers BD Cell Pathways Tool on New BD Biosciences Website 2Spectrum Announces New Distribution of AC-Powered Tool for Crimping and Decapping of Laboratory Vials - The CRIMPenstein™ 2
MOUSE ANTI DUCK IgY LIGHT CHAIN...
ANTI END CEL LUNG AG...
EGTA, 50 g. Ethylene glycol-O,O-bis-[2-amino-ethyl]-N,N,N,N,-tetraacetic acid.Assay: > 99.0%. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ultrapure Biochemicals ....
Request Info...
Biology Products: