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JGI Helps ID Novel Archaeal Lineage; Offers Clues on Evolution of Early Life

Aided by the Joint Genome Institute’s Community Science Program, Montana State University collaborators characterized a candidate phylum-level lineage of aerobic archaea dubbed Marsarchaeota that is found in iron-oxide microbial mats. The discovery provides the team with clues on how early life evolved on Earth as iron is believed to have played a key role in important redox processes. More>

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