Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 Gyr ago

@article{Albani2010LargeCO,
  title={Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 Gyr ago},
  author={Abderrazak El Albani and Stefan Bengtson and Donald E. Canfield and Andrey Bekker and Roberto Macchiarelli and Arnaud Mazurier and Emma U. Hammarlund and Philippe Boulvais and J. Dupuy and Claude Fontaine and Franz Theodor F{\"u}rsich and François Gauthier-Lafaye and Philippe Janvier and Emmanuelle J Javaux and Frantz Ossa Ossa and Anne‐Catherine Pierson‐Wickmann and A. Riboulleau and Paul Sardini and Daniel Vachard and Martin J. Whitehouse and Alain D. Meunier},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={466},
  pages={100-104}
}
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