Contact: Whitney Heins
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
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
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: University of Tennessee professor discovers how microbes survive at bare minimum