Scientists of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas managed to find viable fungal spores at the deepest point of the Black Sea (2000 meters). Soil samples were taken for the first time during the 72-th voyage of the research vessel "Professor Vodyanitsky."
Mycologists from the Odessa branch of the IBSS has already been able to germinate spores, but so far scientists have been slow to draw conclusions about what to include what kind of mushrooms, reports
"We are not saying that there is life in the hydrogen sulfide.’s A complicated question, although there is scientific work on the subject. Dispute — a condition in which the body can survive adverse conditions. It could go down by segmentation, while maintaining its viability. This is interesting and unique. If scientific flights were more likely we would have learned even more, "- said the member of the expedition junior researcher IBSSElena Sibirtsova.
Previously it was thought that a characteristic feature of the Black Sea is complete (with the exception of a number of anaerobic bacteria) absence of life at depths greater than 150-200 m due to the saturation of the deep layers of water with hydrogen sulfide. However, in 2002 the IBSS scientists have found on the sea floor in a layer of hydrogen sulfide bacteria common to the oxygen-rich shallow waters.
In addition, there are found unknown to science multicellular organisms have adapted to life in a hostile environment.
Earlier it was reported that last year the Ukrainian scientists have gathered under the banner of UNESCO in the country’s first