[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Amber May Release Ancient Disease-Causing Microbes

        With the debate about paleo-diseases that could be released from
amber, I cannot resist giving the references of a sci-fi novelette dealing
with this subject:
"The great dyings" by Frank M. Robinson, in: Dinosaur Fantastic, edited by
M. Resnick and M. H. Greenberg, Daw Books Inc.1993 pp 54-66.
        Shortly, it is about the discovery of a 65 Ma old piece of
mummified dinosaur finger released from amber that brings with it the
deadly microbe that provoked the K-T boundary extinctions back alive ...


                   Herve BOCHERENS

          Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
               Biogeochimie Isotopique
                  case courrier 120 
                   4 Place Jussieu
            75252 PARIS cedex 05 (FRANCE)

                        tel : (33) (1) 44 27 72 82
                        fax : (33) (1) 44 27 41 64
                  E-Mail : bocheren@ccr.jussieu.fr