1. Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old  Phys.org
  2. Bacteria Has Metabolism 1 Million Times Slower, Eats Centuries-Old Food  Forbes
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Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and coauthored by professors ...

Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old

Bacteria in the subsurface live extremely slow lives. With a metabolism 1 million times slower than lab-grown bacteria, the subsurface bacteria eat resources that are hundreds of years old. They only divide every 10 to 10,000 years.Bacteria in the subsurface live extremely slow lives. With a metabolism 1 million times slower than lab-grown bacteria, the subsurface bacteria eat resources that are hundreds of years old. They only divide every 10 to 10,000 years.

Bacteria Has Metabolism 1 Million Times Slower, Eats Centuries-Old Food