Lost at sea: Far off the coast, Thioglobus perditus lives off its reserve pack

SUP05 bacteria are often found in places where there is really no basis for life for them. Researchers in Bremen have now discovered that they are even quite active there – possibly with consequences for the global nitrogen cycle. The bacteria travel with a “reserve pack”. In addition, the researchers have deciphered the bacteria’s genome. The results have now been published in the journal Nature Communications. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)