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New Bacteria Makes DNA With Arsenic

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Uploaded on Dec 2, 2010

NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.
Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components. "
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/...

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