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Molecular palaeontology

Curry, G. B. (1987) Molecular palaeontology. Geology Today, 3 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 0266-6979 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2451.1987.tb00480.x)

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Abstract

A series of major advances in biology and organic geochemistry has yielded new and extremely powerful methods of recovering, purifying and identifying organic compounds. As a result it is now possible to extract considerable information from the vast reservoir of organic material present in rocks and fossils. New procedures allowing detailed investigation of the structure, composition and interrelationships of living molecules can also provide invaluable information on a timescale of geological proportions

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Curry, Dr Gordon
Authors: Curry, G. B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Geology Today
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0266-6979
ISSN (Online):1365-2451
Published Online:3 January 2008

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