~3,450 Ma, Panorama Formation, East Pilbara, Western Australia

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 31)


Extracellular Polymeric Substance Etched Sample Extensive Package Anoxygenic Photosynthesisers Petrographic Thin Section 
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