An examination of close to 7,000 different bacteria dug up from deep beneath the seafloor in the South Pacific has found that some may be up to 100 million years old, according to findings published in Nature Communications. Researchers who dug up the microbes and gave them nutrients say the revived bacteria could be as old as the sediment itself, which dates back about 101.5 million years.
Ancient microbes found deep in Pacific seabed revived
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