A biomarker based on the stable isotopes of nickel.

@article{Cameron2009ABB,
  title={A biomarker based on the stable isotopes of nickel.},
  author={Vyllinniskii Cameron and Derek Vance and Corey Archer and Christopher H House},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 27},
  pages={10944-8}
}
The new stable isotope systems of transition metals are increasingly used to understand and quantify the impact of primitive microbial metabolisms on the modern and ancient Earth. To date, little effort has been expended on nickel (Ni) isotopes but there are good reasons to believe that this system may be more straightforward, and useful in this respect, than some others. Here, we present Ni stable isotope data for abiotic terrestrial samples and pure cultures of methanogens. The dataset for… CONTINUE READING

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