Dinosaur Tissues Found May Just Be Bacterial Slime

July 30, 2008

A paleontologist from North Carolina State University made a major find a few years back, coming across preserved tissues of a 70-million year old Tyrannosaurus rex fossil.   One scientists has come out against the find though, stating the tissues are just bacterial slime..Washington (ChattahBox) – A paleontologist from North Carolina State University made a major find a few years back, coming across preserved tissues of a 70-million year old Tyrannosaurus rex fossil. One scientists has come out against the find though, stating the tissues are just bacterial slime.

Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made the find three years ago, and was amazed with the great condition that the tissues were in.

A new study carried out by a Burke Museum of Natural History paleontologist by the name of Tom Kaye goes against the find.

The study has been published in the Public Library of Science ONE, and stated that the findings are not dinosaur tissues at all, and are instead just bacterial slime.

These bacterial slime deposits he tested were simply from lakeside rocks and such.

He used an electronic microscope examination to come to his revelation.

Tom Kaye stated that “Nobody was more disappointed than me. We went into this trying to be the second group to find tissues.”


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