Origins of life

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 7–11 | Cite as

A possible mechanism for the influence of geomagnetic field on the evolution of life

  • Vlado Valkovic


The mechanism through which the geomagnetic field might have influenced the extinction of the species has been proposed. It has been assumed that the concentration factor for essential trace elements is dependent on the magnetic field.


Magnetic Field Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Concentration Factor Essential Trace Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlado Valkovic
    • 1
  1. 1.T. W. Bonner Nuclear LaboratoriesRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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