Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and Raman Imagery of the Late Neoproterozoic Chichkan Microbiota of South Kazakhstan

  title={Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and Raman Imagery of the Late Neoproterozoic Chichkan Microbiota of South Kazakhstan},
  author={J. William Schopf and Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev and Vladimir N. Sergeev},
  booktitle={Journal of Paleontology},
Abstract Precambrian microbiotas, such as that permineralized in bedded and stromatolitic cherts of the late Neoproterozoic, 750- to 800-Ma-old, Chichkan Formation of South Kazakhstan, have traditionally been studied by optical microscopy only. Such studies, however, are incapable of documenting accurately either the three-dimensional morphology of such fossils or their chemical composition and that of their embedding minerals. As shown here by analyses of fossils of the Chichkan Lagerstätte… Expand
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