Endolithic colonization of fluid inclusion trails in mineral grains

Parnell, J.; Baron, M. and Cockell, C. S. (2005). Endolithic colonization of fluid inclusion trails in mineral grains. In: 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 14-18 Mar 2005, Houston, Texas, USA.

URL: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2005/pdf/1285...

Abstract

Many scenarios for the colonization of planetary surfaces by microbial life involve endoliths. This study records microbial mass along fluid inclusion trails (healed microfractures) in quartz grains.

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