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Biogeochemistry

Who lives in the sea floor?

The sediments that blanket the sea floor contain tremendous numbers of microorganisms. This deep marine biosphere, which is probed by deep-sea drilling, is a new frontier for microbiologists and geochemists.

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Pearson, A. Who lives in the sea floor?. Nature 454, 952–953 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454952a

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