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‘Unclassified’ Life Found in Antarctic Lake – Researcher

Posted March 09, 2013 8:39 PM

From RIANOVOSTI:

MOSCOW, March 7 (RIA Novosti) - A preliminary examination of water samples from the ancient subglacial Lake Vostok near the South Pole indicated that its inhabitants are not to be found anywhere else on Earth, a member of the research team told RIA Novosti.

The species of bacteria, whose traces were found in probes of water from Lake Vostok, do not belong to any of the 40-plus known subkingdoms of bacteria, said Sergei Bulat, a researcher at the Laboratory of Eukaryote Genetics at the St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute.

"After excluding all known contaminants…we discovered bacterial DNA that does not match any known species listed in global databanks. We call it unidentified and 'unclassified' life," Bulat said.

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03/09/2013 11:22 PM

Under powerful magnification....

Now known as the Anticlause bugs.....

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03/10/2013 9:53 PM

why am i constantly coming up with movie references, they found "The Thing"?

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