Research Article

Dinosaurian Soft Tissues Interpreted as Bacterial Biofilms

  • Thomas G. Kaye mail,

    Affiliation: Department of Paleontology, Burke Museum of Natural History, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

  • Gary Gaugler,

    Affiliation: Microtechnics Inc., Granite Bay, California, United States of America

  • Zbigniew Sawlowicz

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

  • Published: July 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002808
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Pretty convincing

Posted by WvanSchaik on 30 Jul 2008 at 12:28 GMT

"Dinosaurian soft tissues being conserved for millions of years." I guess it was just too good to be true... In my opinion, pretty convincing evidence is provided that these structures are in fact, bacterial biofilms that have molded themselves into the shape of arteries etc.