This week, we'll talk about life as we don't know it! The paper (Conrad and Nealson 2001) can be found on our SAGAN group. I'd recommend first taking a look at chap. 4 of the NRC report by Baross and Benner (accessible also on the SAGAN group) for an overview of the topic.
To get a discussion started, please come with short answers to these 3 points about the papers:
(a) One thing you found cool.
(b) One thing you found dubious.
(c) One thing you did not quite understand.
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