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California Institute of Technology

Nitrogen Fixing Microbial Consortium

Caption: This is a fluorescence in situ hybridization micrograph of a symbiotic consortium of methane-oxidizing archaea (in red) and sulfate-reducing bacteria (in green) recovered from deep-sea methane seep sediments in the Eel River Basin.

Credit: Credit: Victoria Orphan/Caltech

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