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Can Siberian Hot Springs Reveal Ancient Ecology?

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April 26, 2011 03:46PM
ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2011) — Exotic bacteria that do not rely on oxygen may have played an important role in determining the composition of Earth's early atmosphere, according to a theory that UChicago researcher Albert Colman is testing in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia. He has found that bacteria at the site produce as well as consume carbon monoxide, a surprising twist that scientists must take into account as they attempt to reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.


Can Siberian Hot Springs Reveal Ancient Ecology?

Rick3679April 26, 2011 03:46PM

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