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Exceptional preservation of cells in phosphate and the early evolution of the biosphere

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The Proterozoic period saw some of the most fundamental revolutions in the biological and geological world. During this period, life diversified and set the stage for the radiation of multicellular life, altering the face of the planet in the process. The fossil record of this time is not yet fully understood, and a revisitation of a historically reported fossil deposit in the 1 Ga Torridon rocks of northwest Scotland shows that they host the fossils of the earliest non-marine eukaryotes, a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Geobiology
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Earth Sciences

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:a9cbd8d3-7b2f-461e-9f19-9901d2764ba5
Local pid:
ora:8651

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