Archean Microfossils Showing Cell Division from the Swaziland System of South Africa

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Archean Microfossils Showing Cell Division from the Swaziland System of South Africa

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Title: Archean Microfossils Showing Cell Division from the Swaziland System of South Africa
Author: Barghoorn, Elso S.; Knoll, Andrew

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Citation: Knoll, Andrew H., and Elso S. Barghoorn. 1977. Archean microfossils showing cell division from the Swaziland system of South Africa. Science 198(4315): 396-398.
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Abstract: A newly discovered population of organic walled microstructures from the Swaziland System, South Africa, is considered to be biological on the following grounds: (i) the structures are carbonaceous and occasionally have internal organic contents; (ii) the population has a narrow unimodal size frequency distribution (average diameter, 2.5 micrometers; range, 1 to 4 micrometers); (iii) the structures are not strictly spherical, but are commonly flattened and folded like younger microfossils; (iv) the sedimentary context is consistent with biogenic origins; and (v) various stages of binary division are clearly preserved.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.198.4315.396
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3119532

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