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Scientists Conduct First DNA Field Tests On Antarctic Soil Microbes

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March 22, 2002
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Equipped with a portable lab kit, a generator, a small tent, and plenty of warm clothes, an international team of scientists recently conducted genetic tests of the bacteria that thrive in one of the driest, coldest places on Earth — Antarctica’s “Dry Valleys.” This is believed to be the first time DNA fingerprinting of soil microbes has been performed in the field on the Earth’s frozen continent.

Equipped with a portable lab kit, a generator, a small tent, and plenty of warm clothes, an international team of scientists recently conducted genetic tests of the bacteria that thrive in one of the driest, coldest places on Earth — Antarctica’s “Dry Valleys.” This is believed to be the first time DNA fingerprinting of soil microbes has been performed in the field on the Earth’s frozen continent.


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