A possible biogenic origin for hydrogen peroxide on Mars: the Viking results reinterpreted

@article{Houtkooper2007APB,
  title={A possible biogenic origin for hydrogen peroxide on Mars: the Viking results reinterpreted},
  author={J. Houtkooper and D. Schulze-Makuch},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={147 - 152}
}
Abstract The adaptability of extremophiles on Earth raises the question of what strategies putative life might have used to adapt to the present conditions on Mars. Here, we hypothesize that organisms might utilize a water–hydrogen peroxide (H2O–H2O2) mixture rather than water as an intracellular liquid. This adaptation would have the particular advantages in the Martian environment of providing a low freezing point, a source of oxygen and hygroscopicity. The findings by the Viking experiments… Expand
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