Serpentine minerals in Earth's early upper continental crust suppressed atmospheric oxygen levels until the upper crust became granitic.
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Hoffmann, J. Oxygenation by a changing crust. Nature Geosci 10, 713–714 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo3038