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Smothering of microbial mats by macrobiota: implications for the Ediacara biota

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Recent advances in understanding the preservation of the soft-bodied Neoproterozoic Ediacara biota have centred upon the role of microbes in casting the morphologies of static or dead macrobiota on the Precambrian sea floor. This experimental study explores the preservational effects brought about by the passive movement of dead macro-organisms upon a pre-established marine microbial mat under laboratory conditions. This demonstrates the potential for making multiple impressions of body tissu...

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10.1144/0016-76492009-073

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
166
Issue:
6
Pages:
1117-1121
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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EISSN:
2041-479X
ISSN:
0016-7649
Source identifiers:
83038
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:83038
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uuid:cb74c058-1783-4ab9-b540-9de1aaaa5290
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pubs:83038
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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