They manage to revive bacteria that have been asleep for more than a hundred years

Researchers from the Spanish Center for Astrobiology (CAB) have managed to revive bacteria embedded in salt that had been dormant for more than a hundred years, in samples that were collected in the salt lake Chott El Jerid, in the southwest of Tunisia.

This discovery was presented today at the VII European Planetary Science Congress, which takes place this week in Madrid, and is part of a international project that analyzes the mentioned lake to determine if it is a planetary analogue of Mars with the objective of studying the conditions of habitability in extreme environments.



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