Upper Temperature Limit of Life

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Science  06 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3597, pp. 1318-1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3597.1318


Samples of microorganisms from the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park have been collected and tested for the ability to utilize radioactive phosphorus. No evidence for growth was found above 73 °C.