Michigan EARTH Assistant Professor Jena Johnson recently authored an article in Nature Geoscience, which touched on microbes in early oceans and seas.

“Identifying the metal micronutrients required by early life could help to illuminate how primitive organisms arose, but which metals were biologically available in ancient seawater has not been determined. A new experimental framework suggests how the precipitation of iron minerals from seawater reduced the availability of key metals, particularly zinc, copper, and vanadium,” Johnson wrote in her article.

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