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Making a meal of DNA in the seafloor – EurekAlert

While best known as the code for genetic information, DNA is also a nutrient for specialized microbes. An international team…



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DNA is an abundant and nutritious food source for microbes
The diet of microbes is vast: They are able to use different molecules as nutrients, including biomolecules such as proteins and lipids of dead and decaying organisms. This includes so called extracellular…

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