Paleontology: A New Molecular Window on Early Life

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dc.contributor.author Knoll, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-25T14:26:15Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Knoll, Andrew H,. 1999. Paleontology - a new molecular window on early life. Science 285, no. 5430: 1025-1026. en
dc.identifier.issn 0193-4511 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3121071
dc.description.abstract In recent years, the boundary between the Archean and the Proterozoic--2500 million years ago--has been the boundary between a relatively well-studied biology preserved in fossils and a shadowland for paleobiological evidence for life on Earth. Brocks et al. now extend the chemical evidence for biomolecules from the previous 1700 million years to 2700 million years, by identifying biomarkers characteristic for cyanobacteria and eukaryotes in Archean rocks from rocks from Western Australia. The results show that a key attribute of eukaryotic physiology had already evolved 2700 million years ago. en
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.285.5430.1025 en
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dc.title Paleontology: A New Molecular Window on Early Life en
dc.relation.journal Science en
dash.depositing.author Knoll, Andrew
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