Planetary bioresources and astroecology. 1. Plant and algal microcosm bioassays of martian and meteorite soils

Figure 2 Benthic algal growth on powder of Dar al Gani 476 Mars meteorite supporting a mixed algal population of filamentous blue-green and single-cell green algae populations. Scale as in figure 4 below.

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Michael N. Mautner, Soil, Plant and Ecological Sciences Division, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand, and Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8002, New Zealand

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