Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 3 months ago

why are cyanobacteria from places like volcanic pools so important for the production of oxygen in our atmosphere?

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  • Ron
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    3 months ago
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    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.

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