Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 10, pp 1126–1130 | Cite as

Cambrian Photosynthetic and Chemosynthetic Ecosystems in the Siberian Craton

  • V. A. LuchininaEmail author


The leading role of bacterial communities in the formation of marine sedimentary rocks is inferred from the synthesis of expert knowledge about bacterial paleontology, while the results of oceanic studies (materials and data) offer new insights into symbiotic relationships between phototrophic and chemotrophic bacteria and fauna.

Key words:

Siberian Craton Cambrian hydrothermal sources symbioses bacteria cyanobacteria organogenic buildups black shales chemofossils 



The work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 16-05-00196), by the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (research project no. VIII.68.1.2), and by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Biosphere Program).

The author acknowledges V.A. Kashirtsev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for his consultations on genesis of oil-source rocks and support in development of the idea about chemosynthesis and Cambrian symbiosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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