Isolation and Characterization of Novel Piezophiles from Deep Subsurface Environments Project uri icon

DCO ID 11121/1103-5813-7535-8561-CC

running title

  • Novel Piezophiles


  • This aspect of the RHC grant sought to enrich for and characterize novel piezophilic cultivars from deep, rock-hosted microbial habitats with a central focus upon the metabolism of carbon compounds at high hydrostatic pressure. Research efforts used samples from the Mid Cayman Rise and Deep Fracture projects in particular as a source of unique samples to enrich for new microorganisms, which may serve as type strains for future deep biosphere studies.

date/time interval

  • January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014