Microbial life in a liquid asphalt desert.

@article{SchulzeMakuch2011MicrobialLI,
  title={Microbial life in a liquid asphalt desert.},
  author={D. Schulze-Makuch and S. Haque and Marina Resendes de Sousa Antonio and Denzil Ali and Riad Hosein and Young C. Song and Jinshu Yang and E. Zaikova and D. Beckles and E. Guinan and H. Lehto and S. Hallam},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          241-58
        }
}
Pitch Lake in Trinidad and Tobago is a natural asphalt reservoir nourished by pitch seepage, a form of petroleum that consists of mostly asphaltines, from the surrounding oil-rich region. During upward seepage, pitch mixes with mud and gases under high pressure, and the lighter portion evaporates or is volatilized, which produces a liquid asphalt residue characterized by low water activity, recalcitrant carbon substrates, and noxious chemical compounds. An active microbial community of archaea… Expand
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