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Microbiology: fine detective work


Thermovibrio ammonificans, a thermophilic bacterium isolated from a vent on the East Pacific Rise. Image courtesy of Dr Costantino Vetriani Jason samples the seafloor. Image courtesy of M. Tivey / W.H.O.I. White crust on a seafloor rock. Image courtesy of B. Nichols Sara Kelly mashes up a mixture of rock and microbes. Image courtesy of B. Nichols Labelled test tubes next to a thermometer. Image courtesy of B. Nichols Microbiologist Dr Anna-Louise Reysenbach at work in the ship's lab. Image courtesy of B. Nichol