SEM imaging of bacteria in carbonate sediments and rocks
http://jsedres.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/63/5/990

Robert Folk, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology


This Journal of Sedimentary Petrology scholarly paper details the findings of Robert Folk, the "father of nannobacteria." Folk is credited with discovering nanobe structures in carbonate rocks, which he attributes to biomineralization processes by tiny life forms. The full-text article may require a subscription to the Journal of Sedimentary Research and/or Geoscience World.

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Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biosphere:Molecular BiologyKeyword: nanobacteria