Single cell organisms found near volcanoes have different make-up.
CAPTION: Archaea are microbes found in extreme conditions such as hot volcanic pools (above). CREDIT: Malcolm White.
CAPTION: Dr White will study the repair systems of archaea - a group of microbes often found in extreme environments such as volcanic pools - to find out more about human repair systems.
*Caption: boiling volcanic pool in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming - typical conditions for growth of archaea*