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Cryptoendolith communities in Antarctic dry valley region sandstones: Potential analogues of Martian life-forms

Blackhurst, R. L.; Jarvis, K.; Verchovsky, Sasha and Grady, Monica (2003). Cryptoendolith communities in Antarctic dry valley region sandstones: Potential analogues of Martian life-forms. In: 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 17-21 March 2003, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

We are studying cryptoendolith-bearing Antarctic sandstones, to determine if the microbes alter the elemental composition of the rocks. If there is an effect, then it might be a tracer for the presence of micro-organisms in martian surface materials.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Abstract #1576
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 8720
Depositing User: Kyra Proctor
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 09:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8720
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