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Candidatus Frackibacter

slo1
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9/9/2016 12:34:19 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
Just an insteresting article on a new Genus of bacteria discovered in fracking wells.

https://www.sciencedaily.com...

I imagine it was living in the shale, but if you would have made me bet, I would have guessed nothing could live in that fracking tonic they squirt down there the break up the shale.
Axonly
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9/9/2016 6:53:59 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:34:19 AM, slo1 wrote:
Just an insteresting article on a new Genus of bacteria discovered in fracking wells.

https://www.sciencedaily.com...

I imagine it was living in the shale, but if you would have made me bet, I would have guessed nothing could live in that fracking tonic they squirt down there the break up the shale.

"Wrighton and her team are still not 100 percent sure of the microbes' origins. Some almost undoubtedly came from the ponds that provide water to the wells, she said. But other bacteria and archaea could have been living in the rock before drilling began, Candidatus Frackibacter among them."

If the Bacteria/Archaea survived in the shale, then they would have most likely been completely isolated from surface microorganisms for millions of years. It makes you wonder what other sort of unique ecosystems could be discovered
Meh!