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Re: MARTIAN PALEOBIOLOGISTS - NYET! (Stan Friesen)
Sender: Stan Friesen <swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM>
Subject: Re: MARTIAN PALEOBIOLOGISTS - NYET!
> There are also several bacteria under the
> genus _rickettsia_ which used to be called "unfilterable" bacteria
> because they were small enough to pass through all the filters
> which nabbed their larger relatives.
Unfortunately, these are obligate parasites that have lost a large
part of their native metabolism. Thus this does not show that free-
living forms could survive at this size.
> Keep your roboprobes. I'm off to be a xenopaleontologist!
The peace of God be with you.