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Title: Microbial lipid biomarkers detected in deep subsurface black shales


Evidence for microbes has been detected in extreme subsurface environments as deep as 2.5 km with temperatures as high as 90 °C, demonstrating that microbes can adapt and survive extreme environmental conditions.

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  1. Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
  2. Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
  3. Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  4. Center for Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
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Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts
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Journal Name: Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Journal Volume: 21 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7887
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
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United Kingdom

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Akondi, Rawlings N., Sharma, Shikha, Trexler, Ryan V., Mouser, Paula J., and Pfiffner, Susan M. Microbial lipid biomarkers detected in deep subsurface black shales. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C8EM00444G.
Akondi, Rawlings N., Sharma, Shikha, Trexler, Ryan V., Mouser, Paula J., & Pfiffner, Susan M. Microbial lipid biomarkers detected in deep subsurface black shales. United Kingdom. doi:
Akondi, Rawlings N., Sharma, Shikha, Trexler, Ryan V., Mouser, Paula J., and Pfiffner, Susan M. Thu . "Microbial lipid biomarkers detected in deep subsurface black shales". United Kingdom. doi:
title = {Microbial lipid biomarkers detected in deep subsurface black shales},
author = {Akondi, Rawlings N. and Sharma, Shikha and Trexler, Ryan V. and Mouser, Paula J. and Pfiffner, Susan M.},
abstractNote = {Evidence for microbes has been detected in extreme subsurface environments as deep as 2.5 km with temperatures as high as 90 °C, demonstrating that microbes can adapt and survive extreme environmental conditions.},
doi = {10.1039/C8EM00444G},
journal = {Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts},
number = 2,
volume = 21,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {2}

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