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Continental microbes helped seed ancient seas with nitrogen

5 Jul 2018, 16:00 UTC
Continental microbes helped seed ancient seas with nitrogen
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Researchers have shown that colonies of microorganisms that today colonize arid, desert environments may have played a significant role in the Earth's nitrogen cycle, helping to fertilize early oceans.

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