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TWiM explains how photoferrotrophic bacteria initiated plate tectonics over 2500 million years ago, and how two bacteria work together to cause childhood tooth decay.
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- Bacteria initiated plate tectonics (Geophys Res Lett)
- Medea hypothesis (Sci Am)
- Earth’s ferrous wheel (Nature)
- The Great Dying (Nova)
- The Great Oxidation Event (ASM)
- Banded iron formations (EarthSphere)
- S. sputigena and tooth decay (Nat Comm)
- Acid tolerance mechanisms of S. mutans (Fut. Micro.)
- Halitosis patients' tongue biofilm (Microbiol. Open)
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