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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 2005, Vol.307 (5708), p.416-418

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TN_cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_743266884

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English

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Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Phosphorite deposits in marine sediments are a long-term sink for an essential nutrient, phosphorus. Here we show that apatite abundance in sediments on the Namibian shelf correlates with the abundance and activity of the giant sulfur bacterium Thiomargarita namibiensis, which suggests that sulfur bacteria drive phosphogenesis. Sediments populated...

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Large Sulfur Bacteria and the Formation of Phosphorite

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TN_cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_743266884

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0036-8075

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1095-9203

DOI

10.1126/science.1103096

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