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Microbiology is the study of extremely small organisms. This includes organisms like bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.

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neither they are desiccating, some water remains but too little to sustain normal processes, the matrix just preventing all the normally destructive side effects of desiccation that would destroy the …
answered Dec 14 '17 by John
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The simplest one is they didn't. Not everything an organism does or has is an advantage many are side effects of other mechanisms or the case of heat shock you are purposely creating highly unlikely …
answered Jun 18 '18 by John
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Not a lot, the sample is not conclusively biotic in origin nor is it necessarily much older than known fossils, 3.7 billion vs 3.5 billion. The sample is a few simple hematite filaments, complex hemat …
answered Mar 3 '17 by John
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Talcum powder was originally finely powdered talc, a rock, but talc is technically in the same mineral family as asbestos, it is completely harmless and not the same as the dangerous mineral used in i …
answered Oct 21 '17 by John