Possible Micro-Organisms on Mars

Russell L. Malmberg russell at dogwood.botany.uga.edu
Sat Aug 10 11:14:03 EST 1996

Let's start a Martian genome project. ;-)

>>press release from NASA.  Among many other interesting questions,
>>this raises the question of whether these putative micro-organisms
>>used DNA/RNA or something completely different to encode enzymes or
>>some functional equivalent of enzymes.  I suppose there is no hope
>>of trying to isolate small fragments of genetic material which just
>>might be left intact subsequent to fossilization?

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