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Astrobiology & Extreme Microbes

Microbial life is awesome in its ability to adapt and live where "normal" life shouldn't. Extremophile microbes exist in various corners of planet Earth's biosphere, including but not limited to the deep-sea and volcanic rocks. Life that exists in the strangest places here on our planet helps to inform Astrobiology topics related to the search for life in the subsurface of Mars, the oceans of icy moons like Enceladus and Europa, and the surface liquid methane pool on Titan.

Selected Published Works

Jungbluth SP, ..., Rappé MS. (2013). Microbial diversity within basement fluids of the sediment-buried Juan de Fuca Ridge flank. The ISME Journal, 7(1), 161–172.

Teehera KB, Jungbluth SP, ..., Schorghofer N. (2018). Cryogenic Minerals in Hawaiian Lava Tubes: A Geochemical and Microbiological Exploration. Geomicrobiology Journal, 35(3), 227–241.

Marlow JJ, ..., Jungbluth SP, ..., Kallmeyer J. (2020). Mapping metabolic activity at single cell resolution in intact volcanic fumarole sediment. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 367(1).

Bowers, RM, ..., Jungbluth SP, ..., Woyke T. (2022). Dissecting the dominant hot spring microbial populations based on community-wide sampling at single-cell genomic resolution. The ISME Journal, 16(5), 1337–1347.

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