Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scientists Use An 'Ice Lolly' To Find Polar Bacteria In Their Own Backyard

If the conclusions of this study are generalizable it may be that we on the mission of providing inexpensive home-scale-urban-biogas solutions for developing countries and cold climates can find our psychrophiles without having to travel to extreme environments or core lake ice. It also could answer the German's concern about bringing "foreign bacteria" from Alaska to other regions and confirms Katey's suspicion that birds have been bringing the psychrophiles around the world for millenia. Also, with the news about possible bacterial reproduction in cloud formations and then "bio-precipitating" , we can assume that microbes are traveling by themselves constantly around the world.

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ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2006) To study the bacteria which survive in extreme cold, scientists no longer have to go to extreme environments, such as Antarctic lakes and glaciers. Bacteria previously isolated ...
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