Europe's largest meteorite crater is home to deep ancient fungi

Europe's largest meteorite crater is home to deep ancient fungi

Europe's largest meteorite crater is home to deep ancient fungi

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested as suitable environments for deep colonization of microbial communities. In a new study published in Communications Earth & Environment, a team of researchers shows that fungi has colonized deep parts of the largest impact crater in Europe, the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Intriguingly, the fungi seem to have been fueling methane production in the crater.
Europe's largest meteorite crater is home to deep ancient fungi