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Fossil microorganisms in Archaean deposits of Northern Karelia
Author(s): M. M. Astafieva; R. B. Hoover; A. Yu. Rozanov; A. B. Vrevskiy
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Newly found biomorphic microstructures from the Upper Archaean (lopian) rocks from Northern Karelia are described. The presence of various microorganisms of a bacterial nature and even cyanobacteria (and possibly eukaryotic forms) is suggested. The necessity of employing methods of electron microscopy, as well as traditional methods, while studying the very early manifestations of life in Archaean and Early Proterozoic is noted.

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Date Published: 22 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5906, Astrobiology and Planetary Missions, 590606 (22 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.646847
Show Author Affiliations
M. M. Astafieva, Paleontological Institute (Russia)
R. B. Hoover, NASA/National Space Science and Technology Ctr. (United States)
A. Yu. Rozanov, Paleontological Institute (Russia)
A. B. Vrevskiy, Institute of Geology and Geochronology of the Precambrian (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5906:
Astrobiology and Planetary Missions
Richard B. Hoover; G. Randall Gladstone; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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