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Photoferrotrophy, deposition of banded iron formations, and methane production in Archean oceans

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Science Advances  27 Nov 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 11, eaav2869
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav2869

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vol. 5 no. 11

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  • Received for publication September 2, 2018
  • Accepted for publication September 18, 2019
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  1. Katharine J. Thompson1,
  2. Paul A. Kenward1,
  3. Kohen W. Bauer1,
  4. Tyler Warchola2,
  5. Tina Gauger3,
  6. Raul Martinez4,
  7. Rachel L. Simister1,
  8. Céline C. Michiels1,
  9. Marc Llirós5,
  10. Christopher T. Reinhard6,
  11. Andreas Kappler3,
  12. Kurt O. Konhauser2 and
  13. Sean A. Crowe1,*
  1. 1Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  2. 2Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, Canada.
  3. 3Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
  4. 4Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Mineralogie-Geochemie, 79104 Freiburg, Germany.
  5. 5Department of Genetics and Microbiology, BioSciences Faculty, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.
  6. 6School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: sean.crowe{at}


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