Death of a Hadal Deep-Sea Bacterium After Decompression

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Science  29 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4596, pp. 497-498
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4596.497


An obligately barophilic bacterium that was recovered from a depth of 10,476 meters in the Pacific Ocean slowly lost colony-forming ability (assayed at 101.3 megapascals and 2°C) during incubation at atmospheric pressure and 0°C.