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Oxygen as an evolutionary constraint

November, 2009

(2009 Year of Science theme - Celebrate Chemistry!)

Earth's chemistry is both influenced by and exerts influence on life on the planet.  A group of researchers at NESCent have explored how body size has changed over the history of life on Earth and found an interesting correlation between increases in body size and changes in atmospheric oxygen.  They talked with us about their research, what the group discovered and where their research will take them next.

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