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In contrast to the deep subseafloor biosphere, a volumetrically vast and stable habitat for microbial life in the terrestrial crust remains poorly explored. For the long-term sustainability of a crustal biome, high-energy fluxes derived from hydrothermal circulation and water radiolysis in uranium-enriched rocks are seemingly essential. However, the crustal(More)
Deep granitic aquifer is one of the largest, but least understood, microbial habitats. To avoid contamination from the surface biosphere, underground drilling was conducted for 300 m deep granitic rocks at the Mizunami underground research laboratory (URL), Japan. Slightly alkaline groundwater was characterized by low concentrations of dissolved organic(More)
Adsorption structures of mono- and diphenyl substituted organoarsenic compounds (PAA and DPAA, respectively) on ferrihydrite were analyzed by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), which suggested that PAA and DPAA form inner-sphere complexes with ferrihydrite regardless of their bulky functional groups. In addition, coexistence of two types of(More)
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