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250-Million-Year-Old Bacillus permians Halobacteria Revived
Submitted by J.W. Bizzaro; posted on Sunday, October 22, 2000 (2 comments)
Submitter Russell Vreeland, and colleagues from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, reported on October 18 that they had revived Bacillus permians halobacteria from a cavern in New Mexico. The halobacteria ("salt bacteria") were found preserved in sodium chloride crystals, thought to be 250 million years old.

Full story at Yahoo/Reuters:
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BBC News:
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The findings are also published in Nature.

BI.O News report on the genome sequencing of the NRC-1 halobacterium:
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