Survival of Common Bacteria in Liquid Culture under Carbon Dioxide at High Temperatures

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MOLTON et al.1 have reported that bacteria in liquid cultures survived exposure to normally lethal temperatures when heated in a high pressure CO2 atmosphere. Because these results could influence planetary quarantine constraints, particularly for the planet Venus, and because no protection against thermal death by CO2 has been reported previously, an attempt was made to verify their results.

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    Molton, P., Williams, J., and Ponnamperuma, C., Nature, 243, 242 (1973).

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SOUZA, K., ZILL, L. Survival of Common Bacteria in Liquid Culture under Carbon Dioxide at High Temperatures. Nature 247, 67 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1038/247067a0

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