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Deep-Earth Microbe from South Africa Appears in California

["Hollow Earth" Theory, anyone?]

Douglas M. Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Date: 14 December 201
"I wish they all could be California microbes," is not something that the Beach Boys sang. But perhaps they should have.

A shadowy microbe first found 2 miles (3.3 kilometers) beneath South African soil has turned up in California, on the other side of the planet, as reported by The New Scientist.

The microbe, known as Desulforudis audaxviator, was originally detected in water deep within a South African gold mine. It was the only organism found in the area, leading some to label its home as an "ecosystem of one."

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