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Doklady Biological Sciences

, Volume 470, Issue 1, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Cyanobacteria(?) in iron banded formations of the Kursk magnetic anomaly

  • A. Yu. Rozanov
  • M. M. Astafieva
  • L. V. Zaitseva
  • N. A. Alfimova
  • S. B. Felitsyn
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Abstract

Fossilized cyanobacteria(?) represented by trichomes enclosed in common sheaths were detected in early Proterozoic iron banded formations of the Kursk magnetic anomaly (limonite–martite ores of the Lebedinsky mine and iron banded formations of the Korobkovskoye deposit). These fossils morphologically similar to current representatives of the genus Microcoleus were buried in situ.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Rozanov
    • 1
  • M. M. Astafieva
    • 1
  • L. V. Zaitseva
    • 1
  • N. A. Alfimova
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. B. Felitsyn
    • 2
  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Precambrian Geology and GeochronologyRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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