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Scientists document first consumption of abundant life form, Archaea
Description: A team of scientists has documented for the first time that animals can and do consume Archaea - a type of single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life forms on Earth. Archaea that consume the greenhouse gas methane were in turn eaten by worms living at deep-sea cold seeps off Costa Rica and the West Coast of the United States. [Source: Oregon State University]
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Source: Oregon State University
Publish Date: 3/12/2012
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