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dc.contributor.authorGrice, Kliti
dc.contributor.authorEiserbeck, Christiane
dc.contributor.editorKarl K. Turekian, Heinrich D. Holland
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:44:00Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:44:00Z
dc.date.created2013-11-03T20:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationGrice, K. and Eiserbeck, C. 2013. The analysis and application of biomarkers, in Holland, H.D and Turekian, K.K. (ed), Treatise on geochemistry, pp. 47-78. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/5117
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.01006-8
dc.description.abstract

Biomarkers (molecular fossils) are derived from lipids and photosynthetic pigments from organisms that lived long ago in the past. In sedimentary systems, lipids can be reduced to biomarkers. Biomarkers can exist in sediments and oils over hundreds of millions of years. Many of the biomarkers encountered in sediments and oils have been related to lipids of present-day biological systems, thus allowing their biomarker–precursor relationships to be established. They span the three domains of life: eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea. This chapter represents a summary of biomarkers with respect to their origin (age), reconstructing environments of deposition and their association with some of the largest extinction events of the geologic past. The outlook includes analytical techniques recently employed to analyze biomarkers using, for example, 2D chromatographic techniques and other state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and various pyrolysis techniques.

dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.subjectage diagnostic
dc.subjectbiomarker
dc.subjectpaleoenvironment
dc.subjectpaleotemperature
dc.subjectmass extinction
dc.titleThe analysis and application of biomarkers
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage47
dcterms.source.endPage78
dcterms.source.titleTreatise on Geochemistry
dcterms.source.isbn008095975X
dcterms.source.isbn9780080959757
dcterms.source.placeNetherlands
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