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see ArchaebacteriaArchaebacteria
, diverse group of bacteria (prokaryotes), sometimes called the archaea and considered a major group unto themselves. Archaebacteria are contrasted with the Eubacteria, from which they differ biochemically in the arrangement of the bases in their ribosomal RNA and
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Convective flow is characteristic of low-viscosity, phenocrysts-poor, magmas like those parental to Archaean megacrystic and layered intrusive anorthosite.
The Nd and Pb isotopic compositions of zircons from Estonian and Latvian rapakivi complexes demonstrate that the lower crust and lithospheric mantle are devoid of an essential Archaean component in the area (Mansfeld 1996; Ramo et al.
Soaring global carbon dioxide and methane levels suggest that humans may have inadvertently established an ill-fated foundation for a second Archaean Empire.
Recent -- Red Lateritic soil and Black Clayey / Sandy soil Tertiary -- Laterites as caps Upper Cretaceous to Eocene -- Deccan traps with intertrappean beds UNCONFORMITY Archaean -- Granites and Gneisses
Until the late 1980s, geologists believed that the granulitic rocks of the South Estonian complex were Archaean, or at least pre-Svecofennian, in age (e.
With base pair sequencing automated and growing ever faster and less expensive, it will soon be possible to describe bacterial and archaean species by partial DNA sequences and to subsequently identify them by genetic bar-coding.
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Darwinistic thought holds that life began spontaneously sometime during the Archaean period and that organic evolutionary changes are due to contingent mutations, the survival of which is determined by natural selection.
This is the first time the entire gene set of an archaean organism has been deciphered.
A wide range of geological environments are encountered in the country, with nearly half of the country covered by younger sedimentary successions, which cover extensive Precambrian terrains, some of which is Archaean in age.
Blackham have the largest landholding (>500km2) in the Wiluna goldfield, one of Western Australia's major Archaean greenstone belts.
The Properties, which have only seen limited previous exploration, contain multiple large gold anomalies and cover five contiguous licenses over a land package in excess of 2,800km2 of the prospective Ndori Greenstone Belt in Kenya, which forms part of the Tanzanian Archaean Craton.