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Ancient bacteria discovered

by Dragon / October 20, 2006 10:52 AM PDT
It represents the first group of microbes known to depend exclusively on geologically produced hydrogen and sulfur compounds for nourishment. The extreme conditions under which the bacteria live bear a resemblance to those of early Earth, potentially offering insights into the nature of organisms that lived long before our planet had an oxygen atmosphere.
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Didn't see mention of a scientific name but
by Steven Haninger / October 20, 2006 11:20 AM PDT

for microbes living on hydrogen and sulfur compounds, a common name of ''little stinkers'' might fit. Phew!!:)

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(NT) My first thought was "archea"
by Dragon / October 20, 2006 11:53 AM PDT

But that doesn't seem to be the case, here. Archea is a completely different kingdom, in and of itself. If this new bacteria is classified -- and it doesn't seem to have a name, yet -- it may even get it's own kingdom if it's as unique as they claim it to be.


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PS, my last note was NOT (NT)!
by Dragon / October 20, 2006 11:58 AM PDT

It seems my workaround for the floating ad no longer works. I used to be able to put my note below the ad so I could see what I was typing, and it would automatically make the empty space disappear. Not it says "(NT)" when I do that.

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I did click and see it
by Steven Haninger / October 20, 2006 12:14 PM PDT

and am way behind on my biology and other sciences anyway. It was informative. BTW, you still need to click even the (NT) posts to mark the thread as read and many of these are not empty.

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... and one day it crawled out of the muck,
by drpruner / October 23, 2006 10:06 AM PDT

and registered on SE. Happy

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, s/b "she crawled ..."
by drpruner / October 23, 2006 10:06 AM PDT
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I think.....
by James Denison / October 23, 2006 10:50 AM PDT

....I have some of that living in my gut. It sure loves those sulfur containing eggs.

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by einfopedia / April 3, 2012 8:45 PM PDT

A dinosaur could walk up to some of these people and they still wouldn't believe it. They would say the devil was tricking them into seeing things. GOD did not tell you people the Earth has been here for 6,000 yrs. The BIBLE did. In my opinion, there is a difference. But that's just me

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