Prehistoric Lakes of Antarctica Discovered with New, Unknown Viruses

Like a modern, micro version of The Thing, Antarctica’s icy lakes have been discovered to house a surprisingly diverse community of viruses, including some that were previously unidentified. The finding could shed light on whether microbial life evolved independently in Antarctica, which has been isolated for millions of years, or they were introduced there more recently.

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