Ciba Foundation Symposium 202 - Evolution of Hydrothermal Ecosystems on Earth (And Mars?)

Ciba Foundation Symposium 202 - Evolution of Hydrothermal Ecosystems on Earth (And Mars?)

Editor(s): Gregoy R. Bock, Jamie A. Goode

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471965091

Online ISBN: 9780470514986

DOI: 10.1002/9780470514986

About this Book

This book explores the possibility that life exists on Mars. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of the early evolution of life in hydrothermal ecosystems on Earth, focusing on the problem of remote sensing and incorporating geological work relevant to the search for evidence of early life on Earth and Mars. It discusses the belief that studying thermal spring deposits as part of this search may be the best opportunity to test whether life on earth is a "unique experiment," or whether there is life elsewhere in the solar system.

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    2. Phylogenetic Perspective on Microbial Life in Hydrothermal Ecosystems, Past and Present (pages 24–39)

      Susan M. Barns, Charles F. Delwiche, Jeffrey D. Palmer, Scott C. Dawson, Karen L. Hershberger and Norman R. Pace

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