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Research Article

Modern Subsurface Bacteria in Pristine 2.7 Ga-Old Fossil Stromatolite Drillcore Samples from the Fortescue Group, Western Australia

  • Emmanuelle Gérard,

    Affiliation: IPGP-IMPMC, Université Denis Diderot et CNRS, Paris, France

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  • David Moreira,

    Affiliation: Unité d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution - CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France

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  • Pascal Philippot,

    Affiliation: IPGP-IMPMC, Université Denis Diderot et CNRS, Paris, France

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  • Martin J. Van Kranendonk,

    Affiliation: Geological Survey of Western Australia, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Purificación López-García mail

    puri.lopez@u-psud.fr

    Affiliation: Unité d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution - CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France

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  • Published: April 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005298
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Emmanuelle Gérard, Pascal Philippot
IPGP-IMPMC, Université Denis Diderot et CNRS, Paris, France
David Moreira, Purificación López-García
Unité d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution - CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France
Martin J. Van Kranendonk
Geological Survey of Western Australia, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: puri.lopez@u-psud.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DM PLG. Performed the experiments: EG. Analyzed the data: EG DM PLG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PLG. Wrote the paper: EG PLG. Sampling processing: PLG DM. Co-organised the Pilbara Drilling Project: PP MJVK.