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Selective preservation and origin of petroleum-forming aquatic kerogen

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DOI: 10.1038/305498a0

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Abstract

Studies of a marine algal sapropel from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda, by 13C NMR and stable carbon isotopic methods show that precursors of aquatic kerogen (insoluble, macromolecular, paraffinic humic substances) are primary components of algae and possibly associated bacteria and that these substances survive microbial decomposition and are selectively preserved during early diagenesis. ?? 1983 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Selective preservation and origin of petroleum-forming aquatic kerogen
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/305498a0
Volume
305
Issue:
5934
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
498
Last page:
501