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Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin

 
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Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin
Scientists have discovered more than 3,500 unique gene sequences in Lake Vostok – the underground Antarctic water reservoir isolated from the outside world for 15 million years – revealing a complex ecosystem far beyond anything they could have expected.

"The bounds on what is habitable and what is not are changing," said Scott Rogers, Bowling Green State University professor of biological sciences, who led a genetic study of the contents of half a liter of water brought back from the lake after it was drilled by Russian scientists last year.

"We found much more complexity than anyone thought," Rogers said. "It really shows the tenacity of life, and how organisms can survive in places where a couple dozen years ago we thought nothing could survive."

There are few places on Earth more hostile to life forms than Lake Vostok, the largest subglacial lake in the Antarctic, and initially Rogers believed that the water from it may have been completely sterile.

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Re: Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin
Outstanding, thanks for the share OP. I have been wondering what if anything was going on with Vostok. Exciting news!
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Re: Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin
All of this from a half-liter of water. Can just imagine what all might be found down there once further investigation takes place.

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Re: Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin
Life finds a way !!

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Re: Lake Vostok: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin
All of this from a half-liter of water. Can just imagine what all might be found down there once further investigation takes place.

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I can hardly wait, I'm that excited! There's DEFINTELY at least a 2 hour National Geo special in this even if they don't find anything more- natural science exploration at its best.

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