Skip to content


Search results for: archaea

The basic building blocks of life to be rethought after one discovered to be missing

Single cell organisms found near volcanoes have different make-up.

11 June 2012Research

Volcanic bug yields cancer clue

CAPTION: Archaea are microbes found in extreme conditions such as hot volcanic pools (above). CREDIT: Malcolm White.

14 September 2006Research

Cancer research goes ‘back to basics’

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.

18 November 2003Research

Meet the relatives: microbes mirror mankind

*Caption: boiling volcanic pool in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming - typical conditions for growth of archaea*

3 April 2002Research