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Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

  • MARTIAN MINERAL COULD BE LINKED TO MICROBES

    MARTIAN MINERAL COULD BE LINKED TO MICROBES

    Dr Burne and his colleagues from ANU, University of Western Australia (UWA) and rock imaging company Lithicon, have found microbes can become encrusted by stevensite, which protects their delicate insides and provides the rigidity to allow them to build reef-like structures called “microbialites”.“Microbialites are the earliest large-scale evidence of life on Earth,” Dr Burne said.“They demonstrate how microscopic organisms are able to join together to build enormous structures that sometimes rivalled the size of today's coral reefs.”He said the process ... Read More

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