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The microbial mats bulge at the gas outlets. They are involved in the construction of the dome-like stromatolites. Photo: MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen

Stromatolites in the deep sea

Mar 19, 2018

Stromatolites are among the oldest fossils with 3.5 billion years. Up to now, however, lime deposits have only occurred in shallow seas with water depths ...

Experiments with deep-sea microbes (Photo: Si­mon Ritt­mann)

Microbial life on Saturn moon possible

Feb 28, 2018

Microorganisms from the group of the Archaea would also feel comfortable on the Saturn moon Enceladus. This is revealed in a study in which Prof. Dr. ...