Microbes

New Ethane-Munching Microbes Discovered at Hot Vents

by Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Researchers find deep-sea microbes that feed on ethane and grow them in the laboratory, discovering that the mechanism by which they break down ethane is reversible

New Microbe Degrades Oil to Gas

by Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Microscopy suggests that the recently discovered microbe Methanoliparia produces methane from crude oil all by themselves