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WA Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre

Toxic oceans preserve ancient life

Curtin University research showing that bacteria were responsible for the excellent preservation of a crab-like fossil during the Devonian period suggests that organic geochemistry could be a useful new tool for understanding ancient environments.   The research, recently published in the prestigious journal Geology, showed that hydrogen sulphide dependant organisms (known as Chlorobi) and sulphate-reducing bacteria Read More