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Peat soils as gigantic batteries

Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these ...

Feb 28, 2014
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The ups and downs of early atmospheric oxygen

A team of biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside, give us a nontraditional way of thinking about the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere, arguably the most important biological ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Cell behaviour in low oxygen conditions mapped

(Phys.org) —Research at the University of Liverpool has explained how cells behave when placed in a low oxygen environment, a development that could have implications for cancer patients and other serious ...

Feb 19, 2014
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