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  • 'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report

    New research reveals that the bacterium Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense thrives in harsh environments with conditions like those expected on Mars.

    New research reveals that the bacterium Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense thrives in harsh environments with conditions like those expected on Mars.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Bruce Fouke, call 217-244-5431; email fouke@illinois.edu.  
    The paper “Physiology, metabolism, and fossilization of hot-spring filamentous microbial mats” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1089/ast.2018.1965