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Gas with an ancient history

Nature volume 440, pages 426427 (23 March 2006) | Download Citation

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Researchers persist in tackling our ignorance of what life was like way back in Earth's history. Evidence of methane production in ancient microbial ecosystems now emerges from 3.5-billion-year-old rocks.

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  1. Don E. Canfield is at the Nordic Center for Earth Evolution and the Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark. dec@biology.sdu.dk

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