Researchers revive 100 years old microbes found on seafloor

OFFSHORE ENERGY | Researchers have conducted a study revealing that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply.


The researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the Kochi University and Marine Works Japan participated in the study.


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