Scientists Find Proteins in 15-Million-Year-Old Mollusk Shells

A group of researchers led by Dr Robert Hazen from Carnegie Institution of Washington has found well-preserved protein sheets in 15-million-year-old fossilized shells of a snail-like mollusk called Ecphora. Ecphora mollusks represent an extinct group of gastropods that lived from the late Oligocene to the Pliocene. They are known for an unusual reddish-brown shell color. [...] —> Read More Here


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