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Re: 2nd Law of Thermodynamics



Jay Reynolds Freeman wrote:
> 
> There are in fact bacteria which live and function perfectly well at
> temperatures just a degree or so above 0 C.  Such bacteria are found
> in the deep ocean -- no surprise -- but their discovery was complicated
> by the fact that most of them cannot tolerate higher temperatures,
> even by as little as 5 or 10 C, for more than a few minutes.  Until
> somebody thought to look for them with sampling procedures that kept
> the samples "on ice" (possibly literally) all the way back to the lab,
> they remained undetected.

Cool.  Seems my info is a little old.  I had heard of bacteria that
could function adequately at low temps but none that were limited to
temps just above freezing.  Could you please illuminate me with refs I
could study?

Thanks for the update

Joe Daniel