The deepest place of the Arctic Ocean is one of the most desolate environments of our planet. In this deepest place, scientists made a new discovery by finding the most common type of chlamydia. Under the arctic seabed, chlamydia collected in meters were analyzed by scientists and found 51 species of chlamydia bacteria.
Scientists began using probes for these organisms that are well below the surface of the ocean. Scientists began to explore many microbe groups about the difference and diversity of life using genomic methods.
Bacteria That Stun Scientists
In this deepest and most desolate part of the ocean, species of chlamydia bacteria have been found that infect researchers, sexually transmitting in humans and animals, causing infection. This situation not only surprised scientists but also brought up the question of how these organisms came to life in such a place.
These new species of chlamydia organisms discovered require a host to survive, and scientists are beginning to learn how to keep these bacterial organisms separate from the hosts.
The Effects of Chlamydia on the Arctic Ecosystem
Chlamydia bacteria are quite abundant and began to play an important role in the Arctic marine ecosystem. As scientists united that this effect was crucial, they also began researching how these bacteria managed to survive in the harsh Arctic environment.
According to the researchers, it is not possible to perform sufficient and different tests on chlamydia species since it is very difficult to create the Arctic environment in a laboratory environment.