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Planetary Group Seminar: Biomineralisation in complex animals as a time-travelling tool (D. J. Jackson)

  • Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Speaker: David Burgess
  • Courant Research Centre Geobiology, Georg-August University of Goettingen
  • Location: MPS
  • Room: Auditorium
  • Host: Urs Mall
The evolutionary diversification of complex animal life on the planet earth was greatly supported by the wide-spread adoption of various biomineralising strategies. The so called ‘Cambrian Explosion’ (543 million years ago) records this rapid diversification of biomineralised forms in the fossil record. Study of the genetic and molecular biomineralising tools employed by various extant animal lineages can therefore provide a better understanding of how complex animal life first diversified.

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