publication . Article . 2009

A remarkable finding that suggests the existence of a new groundwater biome based on chemoautotrophic resources, named

Ştefan Negrea;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie Emile Racovitza (issn: 0301-9187, eissn: 2067-9033, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editura Academiei Romane
An important work of subterranean biology, signed by Francis Dov Por, Ophel: a groundwater biome based on chemoautotrophic resources. The global significance of the Ayyalon cave finds, Israel is presented and discussed in the present paper. The subject is a remarkable discovery suggesting the existence of a new aquatic subterranean biome autonomous energy based the author calls Ophel, the Hebrew word for “darkness” and “netherworld”). For F.D. Por, this biome links different marine chemosynthetic ecosystems in a global biospheric entity. Finally, F.D. POR hypothesizes on the existence of three overlapped biospheres: the bacteriosphere in the depths of the planet...
free text keywords: review, ophel, Science, Q, Geology, QE1-996.5
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