Ammonium fertilised early life on Earth

A team of international scientists, led by the University of St Andrews (Dr Aubrey Zerkle, School of Earth & Environmantal Sciences), has demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet…more

The study was supported by Natural Environment Research Council Standard grant NE/M001156/1 and the National Science Foundation grant NSF EAR-1455258.

The paper Ammonium availability in the Late Archean nitrogen cycle is published in Nature Geoscience and is available online.