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Microorganisms on the Rio Grande Rise are a basis for life and a possible origin of metals

Publicado em 15 abril 2021
The abundant biological and mineral diversity of the Rio Grande Rise, a seamount in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean about 1,500 km from the coast of Brazil, is probably due to a great extent to little-known microscopic creatures. Researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IO-USP), collaborating with colleagues at the UK’s National Oceanography Center, investigated the microorganisms inhabiting the seamount’s ferromanganese [...]