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Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Archaea Research

Caption: The core sample has just been brought up from the bottom of the Aarhus Bay and is being cut up. The researchers find archaea in the samples, which--to their great surprise--turn out to live on protein degradation.

Credit: Bo Barker Jørgensen, Aarhus University

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