Stromatolites the origin of the life | TED

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María Eugenia Farías, microbiologist, TED Argentina

Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms, especially cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae).[1] Stromatolites provide some of the most ancient records of life on Earth by fossil remains which date back more than 3.5 billion years ago. Video in spanish, Subtitles in English by Lucas Mohnen

ITGabs‘s insight:

this is not only important for understand our origin, it’s very important to our quality of life, these bacterias are generating organic components from a very extreme habitat and toxicity.


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