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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!


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