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Modern Microbial Fossilization Processes as Signatures for Interpreting Ancient Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Microbial FormsTerrestrial biotas from microbially dominated hypersaline environments will help us understand microbial fossilization processes. Hypersaline tolerant biota from Storr's Lake, San Salvador Island (Bahamas), Mono Lake (California), and the Dead Sea (Israel) represent marine and nonmarine sites for comparative studies of potential analogs for interpreting some Mars meteorites and Mars sample return rocks [1,2,3,4,5,6]. The purpose of this study is to compare microbial fossilization processes, the dominant associated minerals, and potential diagenic implications.
Document ID
20030110794
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Morris, Penny A. (Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Wentworth, Susan J. (Lockheed Martin Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Nelman, Mayra (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Byrne, Monica (Wellesley Coll. MA, United States)
Longazo, Teresa (Hernandez Engineering, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Galindo, Charles (Hernandez Engineering, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
McKay, David S. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Sams, Clarence (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Geosciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-1113
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-1114
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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