Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old

Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on really old food, according to a new study.Learning how these microorganisms function on old, poor-quality food at a very slow pace could have future uses in biomedical applications such as a technology that could slow down cell metabolism in human organs so they can survive longer during a transplant process.To better understand how these microorganisms access this food, researchers tested different types of peptidases—digestive enzymes that work to degrade proteins—in sediment cores from the White Oak River estuary in North Carolina.read more

Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old

Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and coauthored ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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