Extreme Living - Extreme Living 1. What conditions do the...

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Extreme Living 1. What conditions do the extremophiles in the Lechugilla caves enjoy? - The extremophiles in the Lechugilla caves enjoy no sunlight, living 1000 feet underground, 2. What do the bacteria in the Cueva de Villa Luz get their energy? - The bacteria in the Cueva de Villa Luz get their energy from inorganic substances like hydrogen sulfide 3. What are snottites and why are they significant? - Snottites are the slimy bacterial stalactites that are bacteria and mucilaginous products with some minerals that are produces from the microbes - The microbes are so small that they can’t be seen by the naked eye but they produce these snottite structures which confirms their presence 4. These extreme cave bacteria produce substances that keep competitors away. Why are scientists interested in these chemicals? - Scientists are interested in these chemicals because they can be used to treat human diseases - If the chemicals keep competitors at bay from the microbes food, their chemicals could have the potential to be used to keep human viruses away from humans
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