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New microscopic life in the heights of Los Andes!

As you already know, at Esporascicomm, there are 2 of us working and collaborating with different teams and people. Today we want to tell you that the paper in which our content director, Dr. Álvaro S. Villalobos, worked, was accepted! Dr. Cristina Dorador, Dr. Jutta Wiese, Dr. Pablo Aguilar and Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff worked on it. In this paper, they reported the discovery of a lagoon in the Llullaillaco volcano at 6,170 meters!

The newspaper's note is from 2019 (Spanish only) and they described a new species of lake bacteria: Subtercola vilae, highly adapted to extreme and cold conditions.

On May 14 (2021), our colleagues have published the lake description located in the Llullaillaco volcano. This description tells us how the lake could have originated, its physical characteristics, and the microbial communities that inhabit it.

You can read all three publications here:

"Systematic Affiliation and Genome Analysis of Subtercola vilae DB165 T with Particular Emphasis on Cold Adaptation of an Isolate from a High-Altitude Cold Volcano Lake"

• "Subtercola vilae sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium from an extremely high-altitude cold volcano lake in Chile"

Insights into an undescribed high‐elevation lake (6,170 m a.s.l.) on Volcán Llullaillaco: A physical and microbiological view

This Sunday, in a new #Domicro we will talk with both authors, Pablo Arán and Pablo Aguilar about the journey to discover the lake, the microorganisms that inhabit it, what could they be doing there and how can they survive?

See you on Sunday at 11:00 am Chile, on Instagram (IG Live) (Spanish only ... for now)

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