snottie

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snottie

(ˈsnɒtɪ)
n
a midshipman
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We report the discovery of a new species of nematode, Mesorhabditis acidophila, that thrives in the highly acidic environment of the snottite.
Snottite samples were collected in an area north of the "Ragu Passage," Snottite age was determined as follows: young snottites had a completely white outer surface, a uniform thickness over the entire length, and were not collapsed in the middle.
Attempts were made to culture the snottite species on other bacteria, but this failed.
Six snottite samples, equally divided into "younger" and "older" snottites, were fixed and used to determine mite-snottite-nematode relationships.
a bacteriophagous nematode that was found exclusively in the acidic environment of the snottite (Fig.
Some of these snottite microbes consume hydrogen sulfide and produce sulfuric acid as waste.
Williams looked at the mountain's colonies of snottites, single-celled bacteria with a mucus-like consistency, which is a combination of warm water and sulphur compounds.
Some studies have indicated chemolithotrophic bacteria activities in caves, causing biofilms and snottites, which form as extensions of microbial biofilms that coat the walls and ceilings of caves (Hose et al.
These communities take many forms, including slick films on rock walls, mats in the cave's streams and pools, and moist globs that geologists have dubbed snottites.
In fact, they so resemble what leaks from a runny nose that scientists have dubbed them snottites.
The cave's fish and insects devour the snottites, which derive energy from sulfur (much like common plants using sunlight for fuel).