Microbial Activity at Gigapascal Pressures

@article{Sharma2002MicrobialAA,
  title={Microbial Activity at Gigapascal Pressures},
  author={Anurag Sharma and James H. Scott and George D. Cody and Marilyn L. Fogel and Robert M. Hazen and Russell J. Hemley and Wesley T. Huntress},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={295},
  pages={1514 - 1516}
}
We observed physiological and metabolic activity ofShewanella oneidensis strain MR1 and Escherichia coli strain MG1655 at pressures of 68 to 1680 megapascals (MPa) in diamond anvil cells. We measured biological formate oxidation at high pressures (68 to 1060 MPa). At pressures of 1200 to 1600 MPa, living bacteria resided in fluid inclusions in ice-VI crystals and continued to be viable upon subsequent release to ambient pressures (0.1 MPa). Evidence of microbial viability and activity at these… 

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