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Respect for stromatolites

Nature volume 441, pages 700701 (08 June 2006) | Download Citation

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Is it time to stop worrying over whether the ancient structures called stromatolites are of microbial origin? ‘Yes’ is the answer to emerge from field and lab work on a 3,430-million-year-old marine ecosystem.

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  1. Stanley M. Awramik is in the Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA. awramik@geol.ucsb.edu

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