Character, analysis, and preservation of biogenicity in terrestrial siliceous stromatolites from geothermal settings

Show simple item record Handley, Kim en Campbell, Kathleen en
dc.contributor.editor Tewari, VC en
dc.contributor.editor Seckbach, J en 2014-12-10T02:51:26Z en 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation In Stromatolites: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments. Editors: Tewari VC, Seckbach J. 18: 359-381. Springer 2011 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-94-007-0397-1 en
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dc.description.abstract Siliceous stromatolites embody important records of past biological activity. The biogenic–mineralogical laminated structures form within a range of geothermal settings and physicochemical, hydrodynamic, and biological regimes. Silica provides an excellent medium for cellular preservation, due to its capacity to permineralize or encase microbial cells with an X-ray amorphous cement (Francis et al., 1978). As such, it has rendered some of the best microfossils in the geologic record.In particular, the Early Devonian, hot spring-related Rhynie and Windyfield cherts (Scotland) contain exceptionally clear and comprehensive examples of fossilized early terrestrial plant, animal (arthropod), and microbial life, including detailed preservation of internal structures, in addition to paleoenvironmental information (Trewin, 1994; Fayers and Trewin, 2004). en
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en
dc.relation.ispartof Stromatolites: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology en
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dc.title Character, analysis, and preservation of biogenicity in terrestrial siliceous stromatolites from geothermal settings en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-94-007-0397-1_16 en
pubs.begin-page 359 en
pubs.volume 18 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer Netherlands en
pubs.end-page 381 en
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pubs.elements-id 218397 en Science en Biological Sciences en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-08-11 en

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