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  • Oil- and metal-munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations

    Study leader Bruce Fouke conducts research on microbes in extreme environments. His work in Yellowstone offers a basis for interpreting new research on subterranean microbes.

    Study leader Bruce Fouke conducts research on microbes in extreme environments. His work in Yellowstone offers a basis for interpreting new research on subterranean microbes.

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  • To reach Bruce Fouke, call 217-244-5431; email fouke@illinois.edu. The paper, “Halomonas sulfidaeris-Dominated Microbial Community Inhabits a 1.8 km-Deep Subsurface Cambrian Sandstone Reservoir,” is available online or from the U. of I .News Bureau.