GEOS 211: Prokaryote Long-term Survival in Fluid Inclusions in Halite

Recently, GSA Today published an article by Tim Lowenstein, Brian Schubert, and Michael Timofeeff, which discusses the research they have done about microbial communities in fluid inclusions and their survival in halite. They specifically were researching the halophilic (“salt-loving”) prokaryotes and eukaryotes in Death Valley and Saline Valley, California, and their dependence on Dunaliella, which provides the carbon they need to survive in a hypersaline system.

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