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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Life-style of 3 Billion-year-old Microbes, Barberton, South Africa, Tidalites

Life-style of 3 Billion-year-old Microbes, Barberton, South Africa, Tidalites

3 billion-year-old fossils show early microbes lived in cavities
Daily News, New Scientist, December 16, 2015
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28678-3-billion-year-old-fossils-show-early-microbes-lived-in-cavities/

Three billion-year-old fossils present early microbes lived
in cavities. Sun Journal Observer, December 18, 2015
http://www.sunnewsjournal.com/uncategorized/3-billion-year-old-fossils-show-early-microbes-lived-in-cavities/16816/

The Paper is:

Homann, M., C. Heubeck, T. R.R. Bontognali, A.-S. Bouvier,
L. P. Baumgartner, and A. Airo, 2015, Evidence for cavity-
dwelling microbial life in 3.22 Ga tidal deposits. Geology.
First published online December 4, 2015, doi: 10.1130/G37272.1
http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2015/12/04/G37272.1.abstract

A related paper is:

Homann, M., C. Heubeck, A. Airo, and M. M. Tice, 2015,
2015, Morphological adaptations of 3.22 Ga-old tufted
microbial mats to Archean coastal habitats (Moodies
Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa).
Precambrian Research, v. 266,,p. 47–64,
doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.04.018.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926815001308

Yours,

Paul H.

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