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810 Million-year-old Hydroxyapatite Biomineralization

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Single-celled eukaryote fossil with evidence of mineralizing

found in Yukon by Bob Yirka, June 29, 2017

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-single-celled-eukaryote-fossil-evidence-mineralizing.html

 

Precursor of teeth and bones discovered in 810-million-year

old fossils. Single-celled fossils found in Canada show the

earliest evidence of a tissue-hardening process known as

biomineralisation, writes Andrew Masterson, Cosmos.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/precursor-of-teeth-and-bones-discovered-in-810-million-year-old-fossils

 

The paper is:

 

Cohen, P. A., J. V. Strauss, A. D. Rooney, M. Sharma, and

N. Tosca, 2017, Controlled hydroxyapatite biomineralization

in an ~810 million-year-old unicellular eukaryote. Science

Advances. Vol. 3, no. 6, e1700095. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700095

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/6/e1700095.full

 

Yours,

Paul H.

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doushantuo

WOHOA!

Thanks Paul ,for upping the quota on Neoproterozoic posts

"Precursor of teeth"?

sounds tantalizing,indeed!

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