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Making a meal of DNA in the seafloor: Specialized bacteria in the oceans seafloor consume and recycle nucleic acids from dead biomass – Science Daily

While best known as the code for genetic information, DNA is also a nutrient for specialized microbes. An international team…

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The diet of microbes is vast: They are able to use different molecules as nutrients, including biomolecules such as proteins and lipids of dead and decaying organisms. This includes so called extracellular DNA molecules which are not or no longer present…

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