Largest known microbialites discovered in Lake Van, Turkey

  title={Largest known microbialites discovered in Lake Van, Turkey},
  author={Stephan Kempe and J{\'o}zef Kaźmierczak and G{\"u}nter Landmann and Tugrul Konuk and Andreas Reimer and Alex G. Lipp},
MICROBIALITES are organosedimentary deposits produced by benthic microbial communities interacting with detrital or chemical sediments1. Calcareous cyanobacterial microbialites defined as stromatolites and thrombolites were common in ancient shallow marine environments2. Today, they are restricted to a few lacustrine and perimarine settings. This restriction may result from changes in seawater chemistry through time3–6, particularly from alteration in supersaturation with respect to carbonate… Expand

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