John Parkes' 169 C hyperthermophilic bacteria

jinx hazelf at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 7 04:17:42 EST 1998


John Parkes (as part of NSF's LExEn initiative) supposedly counted 11
million bacteria cells from a core sample collected over 3500 feet under
the ocean's crust (400 atmospheres and 169 C).  This was reported by
several popular media sources, but I have been unable to find
confirmation in any scientific articles.

Does anyone here know the real scoop on this?

Thanks,

Hazel Fillmore



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