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Commentary on preserved biomolecules vs. biofilms at Zimmer's blog



Greetings,

For those following the interesting new study suggesting that the preserved
biomolecules (or at least some of them) in the T. rex "Bob" might be modern
biofilms, there are comments from various knowledgable parties (including
Mary Schweitzer) at Carl Zimmer's blog "The Loom":

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2008/08/01/slime-versus-dinosaur/

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
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Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
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