Desulforudis audaxviator
Krystle Mincoff

Life on Mars???

Photo by Tullis Onstott. Pic: News@Princenton


  • Found 2mi. Beneath Earth’s surface in a South African gold mine
  • Took 10 years of exploration
  • Had trouble keeping them a live for isolation because of oxygen exposure.
  • Millions of years old and undisturbed until now

The Basics

  • Gram +
  • Sulfate Reducing
  • Obligate Anaerobe


  • Rod Shaped

*Disclaimer - This report was written by a student participaring in a microbiology course at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The accuracy of the contents of this report is not guaranteed and it is recommended that you seek additional sources of information to verify the contents.


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