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I like how some people seriously base their opinions on fictional movies.
well no ones to blame this sci fi stuff is actually coming closer to reality every day....for instance the latest railgun.....
so whats next some new spartan project....
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Did some more digging. They aren't bacteria. They are archaea.

Original paper was published in October 2009: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19840101

Also, as halophiles they probably wouldn't survive very long in a human.

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i hope this bacteria doesn't accidentally get's LEAKED...we don't know if this is harmful or not..
I will eat a palm full of salt containing them for 10 dollars.

It's also probably not new, and not confined to Death Valley, or salt crystals.

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Would all the bacteria that was in there be related to Dinosaurs? Or does it have to be much older?
Humans are more closely related to dinosaurs than any prokaryote is.

If you meant chronologically, that's also a no. Dinosaurs went extinct about 2,000 times longer ago than this archaea is from.

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well no ones to blame this sci fi stuff is actually coming closer to reality every day....for instance the latest railgun.....
so whats next some new spartan project....
There is a difference between technological advances having a similarity to hard science fiction and the utterly-absurd-as-close-to-impossible-as-you-can-get-crap-many-people-are-bringing-up.
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I will eat a palm full of salt containing them for 10 dollars.
I have probably eaten more salty bacteria drinking a margarita at the local mexican place. Im sure its just as old too.
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The "innoculations" you refer to is, at this point safe to assume, you are talking about "vaccines" that you get through innoculations. Vaccines are to protect you against virii. Pennicilin is a commonly used medicine to kill off bacteria.
Viruses.
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I hate how every topic about bacteria leads to zombies, I am Legend, the Apocalypse, the Zombie Apocalypse, or a pandemic.



Cool beans on the article though. I wonder what the taxonomy of this bacteria is.
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I hate how every topic about bacteria leads to zombies, I am Legend, the Apocalypse, the Zombie Apocalypse, or a pandemic.



Cool beans on the article though. I wonder what the taxonomy of this bacteria is.
This
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Yay digging up ancient bacteria! What could possibly go wrong~
We won't die yet... It's very choosy about breeding, so no plague on the horizon for awhile.
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I hate how every topic about bacteria leads to zombies, I am Legend, the Apocalypse, the Zombie Apocalypse, or a pandemic.
Agreed.

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Cool beans on the article though. I wonder what the taxonomy of this bacteria is.
Not bacteria.

Probably a type of Halobacteria - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halobacterium

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACUL...robiolJour.pdf

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACUL...trobiology.pdf
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Oh, right. I saw that you posted Archaea earlier, but I forgot by the time I started typing my post

Halobacteria, huh. Yea, that makes sense. I'm interested in learning about the differences in proteins and processes between this organism and modern-day microbes; I wonder if this Archaea will have any significance in industry or research.
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