Survival and Adaptation of the Thermophilic Species Geobacillus thermantarcticus in Simulated Spatial Conditions

@article{DiDonato2017SurvivalAA,
  title={Survival and Adaptation of the Thermophilic Species Geobacillus thermantarcticus in Simulated Spatial Conditions},
  author={Paola Di Donato and Ida Romano and Vincenza Mastascusa and Annarita Poli and Pierangelo Orlando and Mariagabriella Pugliese and Barbara Nicolaus},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={141-158}
}
Astrobiology studies the origin and evolution of life on Earth and in the universe. According to the panspermia theory, life on Earth could have emerged from bacterial species transported by meteorites, that were able to adapt and proliferate on our planet. Therefore, the study of extremophiles, i.e. bacterial species able to live in extreme terrestrial environments, can be relevant to Astrobiology studies. In this work we described the ability of the thermophilic species Geobacillus… 

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