More than 175 million years old bacteria discovered in Death Valley
American scientists from the Bigelow Ocean Science Laboratory have discovered rare bacteria in Death Valley. The find is reported by ISME.
The discovered Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator have been in evolutionary stagnation for about 175 million years. Scientists first discovered them about 10 years ago. The bacteria were in a South African gold mine. Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviatorь was recorded in Siberia and South Africa.
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