The Permian bacterium that isn't.

@article{Graur2001ThePB,
  title={The Permian bacterium that isn't.},
  author={D. Graur and T. Pupko},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          1143-6
        }
}
  • D. Graur, T. Pupko
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular biology and evolution
There is growing evidence for the presence of viable microorganisms in geological salt formations that are millions of years old. It is still not known, however, whether these bacteria are dormant organisms that are themselves millions of years old or whether the salt crystals merely provide a habitat in which contemporary microorganisms can grow, perhaps interspersed with relatively short periods of dormancy (McGenity et al. 2000). Vreeland, Rosenzweig and Powers (2000) have recently reported… Expand
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