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LSU researchers discover how microbes survive in freezing conditions

Most microbial researchers grow their cells in petri dishes to study how they respond to stress and damaging conditions. But, with the support of funding from NASA, researchers in LSU’s Department of Biological Sciences tried something almost unheard of: Studying microbial survival in ice to understand how microorganisms could survive in ancient permafrost, or perhaps even buried in ice on Mars.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/lsu…

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