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Organisms that thrive in hostile environments may be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs

One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and of .

Extremophile microorganisms like those that live around deep sea hydrothermal vents may be a new, untapped source for antibacterial drugs.

Credit: / Vanderbilt; / Portland State University


The research was funded by grants R01GM85163 and T32GM07347 from the , and DEB1046149 and DEB1134877 from the National Science Foundation.

Vanderbilt University