New paper about the Hadesarchaea published!

The Ettema-lab has published a new paper about the discovery of a new group of archaea, the Hadesarchaea. This paper, which was the result of a collaboration with Brett Baker’s lab at UTexas (USA), describes the first characterization of the genomes of a group of archaea formerly known as SAGMAG. These archaea were first discovered in 3-kilometer deep gold mines in South-Africa, and were later found to be cosmopolitan microbes that thrive in the subsurface biosphere. Read the press release from Uppsala University, and here the link to the original paper.

Hades, the Greek God of the underworld.