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The subsurface origin of microbial life on the Earth.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Research in Microbiology
0923-2508
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
153
Issue
8
Pages
487–491
Identifiers
PMID: 12437209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Life on Earth can be divided into life on the surface made possible by photosynthesis and subsurface life with chemical energy as the driving force. An understanding of both environments is central to our understanding of the origin of life, the search for novel microbial species in the subsurface and for extraterrestrial life or life signatures. In this manuscript, the surface and subsurface worlds are examined with a focus on the origin or assembly of bacterial life.

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