New and ‘completely unexpected’ chlamydia species, which are found in the Arctic Ocean

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A variety of new forms of chlamydia-related species have been discovered deep beneath the Arctic Ocean, according to a new study.

The study, published in Current Biology, which notes that the finding of chlamydia and related bacteria (collectively known as the Chlamydiae in the region, it was unexpected, in view of his inclination to the cause of sexually transmitted infections in humans and animals and amoebas. The ex family members have been found to be between 0.1 and 9.4 feet below the level of the sea, and there was no clear host organism.

“The finding of Chlamydiae in this area, it was completely unexpected, and, of course, begged the question, what on earth were they doing there?” the study’s lead author, him to paradise Dharamshi, University of Uppsala, Sweden, said in a statement.

The implementation of a sediment coring device of the Norwegian-Greenland sea from the R/V G. O. Sars during the Centre of Geobiology expedition to the end of 2015. (Credit: Wageningen University & Research)


The samples were collected from the Loki’s Castle, is described as “a deep-sea hydrothermal vent field at the Arctic Ocean, between Iceland, Norway, and Finland.”

The experts believe that they will continue to be able to learn how the bacteria began to affect the people, in view of the fact that there are no host organisms have been discovered at this time.

“It is to find that Anything in the marine sediment of family members, has given us new insights into how the chlamydial pathogens have evolved to be,” Dharamshi explained, adding that the chlamydiae have a significant impact on the environment and the eco-system.

“Chlamydiae are likely to have been missed in many previous surveys of microbial diversity,” study co-author, Daniel, We said. “This is a group of bacteria that could play a much more important role in marine ecosystems than we previously thought.”

“The vast majority of life on earth is microbial, and at the moment, most of them cannot be cultured in the lab,” Thijs Ettema, a professor of Microbiology at the Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, it said. With the help of genetic methods, we obtained a clearer picture of the diversity of life. Every time we have a change of scenery, we find in a group of bacteria that are new to science. This tells us how much more there is to discover.”

In January, the scientists have discovered 28 never-before-seen virus, the groups that have been caught up in a huge glacier to the north-western Tibetan Plateau is 15,000 years old.


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