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Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils.

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Structures resembling remarkably preserved bacterial and cyanobacterial microfossils from about 3,465-million-year-old Apex cherts of the Warrawoona Group in Western Australia currently provide the oldest morphological evidence for life on Earth and have been taken to support an early beginning for oxygen-producing photosynthesis. Eleven species of filamentous prokaryote, distinguished by shape and geometry, have been put forward as meeting the criteria required of authentic Archaean microfos...

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10.1038/416076a

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
416
Issue:
6876
Pages:
76-81
Publication date:
2002-03-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:e1abe41c-a1d7-4606-90a0-5a97b0939b78
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82192
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pubs:82192

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