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Oldest known archaea microbes? (Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil News3.42-billion-year-old fossil threads may be the oldest known archaea microbes. The structure and chemistry of the filaments hints that they may be ancient cells. By Carolyn Wilke, Science News, July 26, 2021 Cavalazzi, B., Lemelle, L., Simionovici, A., Cady, S.L., Russell, M.J., Bailo, E., Canteri, R., Enrico, E., Manceau, A., Maris, A. and Salomé, M., 2021. Cellular remains in a~ 3.42-billion-year-old subseafloor hydrothermal environment. Science Advances, 7(29), p.eabf3963. Yours, Paul H.
Relict (Autochthonous) Microbial Community Reported From Cretaceous Oozes, South Pacific Gyre
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsBacteria dug up from beneath the seabed may be 100 million years old, New Scientist, July 28, 2020 New York Time article. July 28, 2020 The paper is: Morono, Y., Ito, M., Hoshino, T. et al. Aerobic microbial life persists in oxic marine sediment as old as 101.5 million years. Nat. Commun. 11, 3626 (2020). Yours, Paul H.
15,000-year old viruses reported from Tibetan glacier
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAncient viruses found in Tibetan glacier https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkebx9/scientists-found-ancient-never-before-seen-viruses-in-a-glacier?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/ancient-viruses-found-tibetan-glacier https://www.livescience.com/unknown-viruses-discovered-tibetan-glacier.html Another article is: Giant Virus Resurrected from Permafrost After 30,000 Years By Tia Ghose March 03, 2014 https://www.livescience.com/43800-giant-virus-found-permafrost.html The unreviewed paper is:
Could proteins found in dinosaur fossils come from microbes?
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsCould proteins found in dinosaur fossils come from microbes? A new study continues the debate over whether or not scientists have discovered fragments of actual dino proteins by Laura Howes, Chemical & Engineering News https://cen.acs.org/analytical-chemistry/art-&-artifacts/proteins-found-dinosaur-fossils-come-from-microbes/97/i27 Evan T Saitta, Renxing Liang, Maggie CY Lau, Caleb M Brown, Nicholas R Longrich, Thomas G Kaye, Ben J Novak, Steven L Salzberg, and Mark A Norell. 2019. Cretaceous dinosaur bone contains recent organic mate
Weird Life Found in Crystals from Cave of Crystals, Naica Mine.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsWeird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals Floating in pockets of fluid, the microbes are likely new to science and may be up to 50,000 years old, a NASA researcher says, by Victoria Jaggard, National geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/crystal-caves-mine-microbes-mexico-boston-aaas-aliens-science/ Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old By Seth Borenstein, AP, ABC News, February 17, 2017, http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/biologists-find-weird-cave-life-50000-years-45572825 Yours,