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Bringing 100 million-year-old marine microbes back to life

The Earth's entire surface is inhabited by life, but what about what lies beneath, in the subsurface? In the past, we thought of the deep subseafloor as a lifeless zone. We now know it is the "subseafloor biosphere" inhabited by a substantial percentage of Earth's... click to read more

  • Yuki Morono | Senior Scientist at Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Kochi, Japan
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 14, 2021
Beetles became an evolutionary success with help from stolen microbial genes

There are more than 400,000 known beetle species - and perhaps one million more species left to discover. This makes beetles one of the most diverse groups of animals on Earth. However, the causes for their extraordinary diversity are widely debated. Many claim that herbivory... click to read more

  • Duane D. McKenna | Professor at Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Biodiversity Research, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 2, 2020