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Arsenic in the evolution of earth and extraterrestrial ecosystems

Geomicrobiology Journal

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DOI: 10.1080/01490450903102525

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Abstract

If you were asked to speculate about the form extra-terrestrial life on Mars might take, which geomicrobial phenomenon might you select as a model system, assuming that life on Mars would be 'primitive'? Give your reasons. At the end of my senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1968, I took Professor Ehrlich's final for his Geomicrobiology course. The above question beckoned to me like the Sirens to Odysseus, for if I answered, it would take so much time and thought that I would never get around to the exam's other essay questions and consequently, would be "shipwrecked" by flunking the course. So, I passed it up. With this 41-year perspective in mind, this manuscript is now submitted to Professor Ehrlich for (belated) "extra-credit." R.S. Oremland ?? Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Arsenic in the evolution of earth and extraterrestrial ecosystems
Series title:
Geomicrobiology Journal
DOI:
10.1080/01490450903102525
Volume
26
Issue:
7
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geomicrobiology Journal
First page:
522
Last page:
536
Number of Pages:
15