Modern dolomite formation caused by seasonal cycling of oxygenic phototrophs and anoxygenic phototrophs in a hypersaline sabkha

Abstract The “Dolomite Problem” has been a controversy for over a century, owing to massive assemblages of low-temperature dolomite in ancient rocks with little dolomite forming today despite favorable geochemical conditions. Experiments show that microbes and their exopolymeric substances (EPS) nuc...

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Main Authors: Zach A. Diloreto, Sanchit Garg, Tomaso R. R. Bontognali, Maria Dittrich
Format: Article
Published: Nature Publishing Group 2021-02-01
Series:Scientific Reports
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