Fossil microbes give sulphur insight on ancient Earth

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August 22, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
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"Tiny structures found in 3.4bn-year-old sandstones in Western Australia represent some of the oldest, best preserved evidence of life on Earth. Scientists say their analysis of the microfossils clearly shows the organisms were processing sulphur for energy and growth -- not oxygen. They report their discovery in the journal Nature Geoscience. The team says the microbe remains offer a fascinating insight into conditions on the ancient Earth." (08/22/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14614832  

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