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Old 06-02-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Multicellular Life in the Deep Subsurface Biosphere

Microbial communities have long been known to exist in areas well below the Earth's surface, but the recent discovery of nematodes in deep (0.9 to 3.6 kilometers subsurface) mines in South Africa indicates that the deep subsurface biosphere may be richer in life than previously thought. See "Nematoda from the Terrestrial Deep Subsurface of South Africa" (Nature, v. 474 pp. 79–82; 02 June 2011)
Nematoda from the terrestrial deep subsurface of South Africa : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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I didn't realise you could build a phylogenetic tree having only sequenced the small subunit of the ribosome.

Interesting letter Suunto. I can't read the full thing any more since my privileges have expired
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