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Jennifer Zwicker

Jennifer is a postgraduate researcher at the Universität Wien. Her research interests include authigenic minerals, sediment geochemistry, geomicrobiology, and onshore serpentinization.

Life Without Light – Traces Of Chemosynthesis In Microbially-Formed Minerals And Rocks

Approximately 4 billion years ago, the first life on Earth used energy from the oxidation of reduced chemical compounds – a mode of biomass production referred to as chemosynthesis. Photosynthesis, particularly in the form of oxygenic photosynthesis, soon began to […]