Rare 2.5-billion-year-old rocks reveal hot spot of sulfur-breathing bacteria

College Park MD (SPX) Nov 07, 2014

Wriggle your toes in a marsh’s mucky bottom sediment and you’ll probably inhale a rotten egg smell, the distinctive odor of hydrogen sulfide gas. That’s the biochemical signature of sulfur-using bacteria, one of Earth’s most ancient and widespread life forms.

Among scientists who study the early history of our 4.5 billion-year-old planet, there is a vigorous debate about the evolution of s —> Read More Here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *