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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(7), 2986-2998; doi:10.3390/ijms10072986
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Organic Analysis of Peridotite Rocks from the Ashadze and Logatchev Hydrothermal Sites

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Received: 11 April 2009; in revised form: 27 June 2009 / Accepted: 1 July 2009 / Published: 3 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Origin of Life)
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Abstract: This article presents an experimental analysis of the organic content of two serpentinized peridotite rocks of the terrestrial upper mantle. The samples have been dredged on the floor of the Ashadze and Logatchev hydrothermal sites on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In this preliminary analysis, amino acids and long chain n-alkanes are identified. They are most probably of biological/microbial origin. Some peaks remain unidentified.
Keywords: origin of life; prebiotic synthesis; organic geochemistry; physical-chemistry; exobiology origin of life; prebiotic synthesis; organic geochemistry; physical-chemistry; exobiology
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Bassez, M.-P.; Takano, Y.; Ohkouchi, N. Organic Analysis of Peridotite Rocks from the Ashadze and Logatchev Hydrothermal Sites. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 2986-2998.

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Bassez M-P, Takano Y, Ohkouchi N. Organic Analysis of Peridotite Rocks from the Ashadze and Logatchev Hydrothermal Sites. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(7):2986-2998.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bassez, Marie-Paule; Takano, Yoshinori; Ohkouchi, Naohiko. 2009. "Organic Analysis of Peridotite Rocks from the Ashadze and Logatchev Hydrothermal Sites." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 7: 2986-2998.



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