This episode: Ancient microbes built underwater structures that look like sunken, ancient cities!
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Microbe of the episode: Actinomadura luteofluorescens
Andrews JE, Stamatakis MG, Marca-Bell A, Stewart C, Millar IL. 2016. Exhumed hydrocarbon-seep authigenic carbonates from Zakynthos Island (Greece): Concretions not archaeological remains. Marine and Petroleum Geology 76:16–25.
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