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Life Built With Toxic Chemical: First Known Microbe on Earth Able to Thrive and Reproduce Using Arsenic

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Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101202140622.htm
Life finds a way to develop. Extremophiles seem to be found everywhere on earth given sufficient time to opportunity to occupy a niche. Even the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana:
http://discovermagazine.com/2000/dec/featnewlife/



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