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Food sources for the Ediacara biota communities

Bobrovskiy, Ilya; Hope, Janet; Golubkova, Elena; Brocks, Jochen


The Ediacara biota represents the first complex macroscopic organisms in the geological record, foreshadowing the radiation of eumetazoan animals in the Cambrian explosion. However, little is known about the contingencies that lead to their emergence, including the possible roles of nutrient availability and the quality of food sources. Here we present information on primary producers in the Ediacaran based on biomarker molecules that were extracted from sediments hosting Ediacaran...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15063-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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