Stromatolitic ironstone

Stromatolitic ironstone

Stromatolitic ironstone full of bound iron. The bubble-like shapes come from bacterial action. An eon ago, oceans appear to have been full of ferrous iron, which would have facilitated production of N2O (laughing gas). Credit: Georgia Tech / Allison Carter

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
Proterozoic Eon, biogeochemistry, nitrous oxide, N2O, laughing gas, ferrous iron, iron cycle, nitrogen cycle, nitrogen breathing microbes
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 22, 2018 - 1:55pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018 - 1:55pm