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Nature. 2007 Apr 5;446(7136):E9-10; discussion E10-1.

Palaeontology: undressing and redressing Ediacaran embryos.

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Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060, USA.

Abstract

Bailey et al. propose that the Ediacaran microfossils Megasphaera and Parapandorina, previously interpreted as animal resting eggs and blastula embryos, represent Thiomargarita-like sulphide-oxidizing bacteria, claiming that this interpretation better explains their abundance and taphonomy. Here we highlight important observations that significantly weaken the authors' conclusions.

PMID:
17410133
DOI:
10.1038/nature05753
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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