MICROBIAL ROLE IN PHOSPHOGENESIS: EVIDENCE FROM LATE CRETACEOUS – EARLY TERTIARY PHOSPHORITES OF IRAQ

Authors

  • Khaldoun S. Al-Bassam State Co. of Geological Survey and Mining, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Sawsan H. Al-Haza'a Dept. of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Asma A. Aba Hussain College of Applied Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

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Geology

Abstract

Detailed study of samples from Maastrichtian and Paleocene phosphorites by scanning electron microscopy shows evidence of phosphatized bacterial remains.
Some of these microbic structures are developed in the intragranular porosity, whereas others are associated with diatom frustules. The bacterial remains are about 1 – 2

Author Biography

  • Asma A. Aba Hussain, College of Applied Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

    Detailed study of samples from Maastrichtian and Paleocene phosphorites by scanning electron microscopy shows evidence of phosphatized bacterial remains. Some of these microbic structures are developed in the intragranular porosity, whereas others are associated with diatom frustules. The bacterial remains are about
    1 – 2

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2018-01-20

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