why are cyanobacteria from places like volcanic pools so important for the production of oxygen in our atmosphere?
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- RonLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
Early photosynthetic life likely began as bacteria in similar environments. They then introduced oxygen into the atmosphere which now supports a wide array of animal life. Oxygen is readily consumed by a reducing atmosphere and exposed rock. A steady and growing supply of oxygen, supplied by cyanobacteria, was necessary to attain today's near-equilibrium conditions.