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Title: Cryptoendolith Communities in Antarctic Dry Valley Region Sandstones: Potential Analogues of Martian Life-Forms PDF
Url: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2003/pdf/1576.pdf
Creator: Blackhurst, Rebecca L.
Grady, M. M. (Monica M.)
Jarvis, K.
Verchovsky, A.
Description: This Lunar and Planetary Science article provides information about cryptoendolithic life (microbes living within rocks on the Earth's surface) in Antarctic sandstones. The purpose of the study was to use chemical and isotopic methods to determine what influence the cryptoendoliths have on the rocks they live in. These cryptoendoliths are predominantly lichen that live in the pores between sand grains in sandstone. The article features a color photograph of the cryptoendolith as well as an image and diagram of data.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Arctic and Antarctic Regions
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geochemistry
Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Influence of special factors in the environment -- Special, A-Z -- Carbon isotopes
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Chemistry -- Isotopes
Geology -- Minerals
Geology -- Rocks
Resource Type: Reference Material
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Lunar and Planetary Institute
Access Rights: Free access
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Source: Microbial Life
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