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Science Advances  13 Jun 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 6, eaao4631
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao4631

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vol. 4 no. 6

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  • Received for publication July 24, 2017
  • Accepted for publication May 1, 2018

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  1. Akira Ijiri1,2,*,
  2. Fumio Inagaki1,2,3,*,
  3. Yusuke Kubo4,
  4. Rishi R. Adhikari5,,
  5. Shohei Hattori6,
  6. Tatsuhiko Hoshino1,2,
  7. Hiroyuki Imachi2,7,
  8. Shinsuke Kawagucci2,7,
  9. Yuki Morono1,2,
  10. Yoko Ohtomo1,2,,
  11. Shuhei Ono8,
  12. Sanae Sakai7,
  13. Ken Takai2,7,9,
  14. Tomohiro Toki10,
  15. David T. Wang8,§,
  16. Marcos Y. Yoshinaga11,
  17. Gail L. Arnold12,,
  18. Juichiro Ashi13,
  19. David H. Case14,
  20. Tomas Feseker11,||,
  21. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs11,
  22. Yojiro Ikegawa15,
  23. Minoru Ikehara16,
  24. Jens Kallmeyer5,**,
  25. Hidenori Kumagai2,
  26. Mark A. Lever12,††,
  27. Sumito Morita17,
  28. Ko-ichi Nakamura18,
  29. Yuki Nakamura13,
  30. Manabu Nishizawa7,
  31. Victoria J. Orphan14,
  32. Hans Røy12,
  33. Frauke Schmidt11,
  34. Atsushi Tani19,
  35. Wataru Tanikawa1,2,
  36. Takeshi Terada20,
  37. Hitoshi Tomaru21,
  38. Takeshi Tsuji22,23,
  39. Urumu Tsunogai24,
  40. Yasuhiko T. Yamaguchi13,25,‡‡ and
  41. Naohiro Yoshida6,9
  1. 1Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Nankoku, Kochi 783-8502, Japan.
  2. 2Research and Development Center for Submarine Resources, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
  3. 3Research and Development Center for Ocean Drilling Science, JAMSTEC, Yokohama 236-0001, Japan.
  4. 4Center for Deep Earth Exploration, JAMSTEC, Yokohama 236-0001, Japan.
  5. 5Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam, D-14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-8502, Japan.
  7. 7Department of Subsurface Geobiological Analysis and Research, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
  8. 8Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  9. 9Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan.
  10. 10Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan.
  11. 11MARUM and Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, D-28334 Bremen, Germany.
  12. 12Center for Geomicrobiology, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
  13. 13Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0885, Japan.
  14. 14Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
  15. 15Civil Engineering Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Abiko, Chiba 270-1194, Japan.
  16. 16Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi 783-8502, Japan.
  17. 17Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8567, Japan.
  18. 18AIST, Tsukuba 305-8567, Japan.
  19. 19Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan.
  20. 20Marine Works Japan Ltd., Yokosuka 237-0063, Japan.
  21. 21Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522, Japan.
  22. 22Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.
  23. 23International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.
  24. 24Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan.
  25. 25Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: ijiri{at}jamstec.go.jp (A.I.); inagaki{at}jamstec.go.jp (F.I.)
  • Present address: MARUM and Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, D-28334 Bremen, Germany.

  • Present address: Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan.

  • § Present address: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Spring, TX 77389, USA.

  • Present address: Department of Geosciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA.

  • || Present address: geoFact GmbH, Von-Hymmen-Platz 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany.

  • ** Present address: GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, D-14473 Potsdam, Germany.

  • †† Present address: Department of Environmental Systems Sciences, ETH Zürich, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland.

  • ‡‡ Present address: Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute, Otsu, Shiga 520-0022, Japan.

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