The role of biology in planetary evolution: cyanobacterial primary production in low‐oxygen Proterozoic oceans

@inproceedings{Hamilton2016TheRO,
  title={The role of biology in planetary evolution: cyanobacterial primary production in low‐oxygen Proterozoic oceans},
  author={Trinity L Hamilton and Donald A Bryant and Jennifer L. Macalady},
  booktitle={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2016}
}
Understanding the role of biology in planetary evolution remains an outstanding challenge to geobiologists. Progress towards unravelling this puzzle for Earth is hindered by the scarcity of well-preserved rocks from the Archean (4.0 to 2.5 Gyr ago) and Proterozoic (2.5 to 0.5 Gyr ago) Eons. In addition, the microscopic life that dominated Earth's biota for most of its history left a poor fossil record, consisting primarily of lithified microbial mats, rare microbial body fossils and membrane… CONTINUE READING
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