Growth of ‘black smoker’ bacteria at temperatures of at least 250 °C

@article{Baross1983GrowthO,
  title={Growth of ‘black smoker’ bacteria at temperatures of at least 250 °C},
  author={J. Baross and J. Deming},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1983},
  volume={303},
  pages={423-426}
}
Complex communities of thermophilic bacteria have been cultured from the 350 °C waters emanating from sulphide chimneys, or ‘black smokers’, at 21 °N along the East Pacific Rise1. Several of the bacterial communities were shown to grow rapidly at 100 °C and atmospheric pressure, producing methane, hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide. These gases are found in superheated vent water, having previously been attributed to abiogenic reactions. Before concluding that these ‘black smoker’ bacteria… Expand
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