Wastewater Management through Biomass of Azolla pinnata: An Eco-sustainable Approach

Rai, P. K. (2007) Wastewater Management through Biomass of Azolla pinnata: An Eco-sustainable Approach. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 36 (5). pp. 426-428.

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A fundamental problem related to the paleoenvironmental study of early Earth rocks and minerals, and astrobiological exploration of planetary materials (e.g., asteroidal and Mars meteorites, Martian rocks) is not only recognizing and quantifying carbon-related compounds that may be present but also differentiating those molecules formed abiotically from those generated by extinct or extant life. Only through the combination of biomarkers and geomarkers will we be able to understand the global framework. Whereas, biological markers or ‘‘biomarkers’’ are molecular fossils (1), there is not a clear and official definition of the term ‘‘geomarker,’’ and it has been ambiguously used to refer to different topics, not always following a formal concept. Biomarkers are defined as ‘‘complex organic compounds, which originated from formerly living organisms and which are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and other elements.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Synopsis: Geomarkers versus Biomarkers: Paleoenvironmental and Astrobiological Significance
Author Affiliation: Lecturer, Forest Ecology Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (FEBES), Mizoram Central University, P.O. Box 190, Gram: MZU Aizwal-796001 Mizoram, India
Subjects: Atmosperic Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 05:13
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 05:14
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447(2007)36[426:WM...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6349

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