John Parkes' 169 C bacteria

jinx hazelf at
Tue Apr 7 04:53:16 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?


Hazel Fillmore

More information about the Microbio mailing list