Navigation Links
Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction

The largest ever mass extinction on earth may have been triggered by poisonous volcanic gas which erupted in Siberia 250 million years ago // , according to a new research. This must have happened before dinosaurs came into existence, towards the Permian era's end, when over two-thirds of amphibians and reptiles were wiped out.

Possibilities like a deep sea methane release, an asteroid hitting the earth, or a greenhouse effect were contemplated by scientists as reasons for the mass extinction.

According to Discovery News, the eruption was the earth's biggest outpouring as the crust split and torrents of lava were released. They covered vast swaths of land in present-day Siberia and created the Siberian Traps, a large area of igneous rocks around the city of Tura.

New evidence for the volcanic gas hypothesis comes from a unique set of molecules preserved in rocks from the Dolomite mountains in Italy. Dating from the time of the extinction, the molecules are the remains of polysaccharides, large sugar-based structures common in plants and soil. The chemistry of the rocks revealed that although the polysaccharides are remains of marine sediments, they are derived from land, supporting the theory that a massive soil erosion resulting from destruction of land vegetation caused them to end up in the sea.

The excessive supply of soil materials to the oceans provides a direct link between terrestrial and marine ecological crises, suggesting that the ecosystem collapse on land could have contributed to the end-Permian marine extinctions.

The terrestrial ecosystem was the first to suffer. The continent-wide nature of the event implies that it was caused by something in the atmosphere, Sephton said. The soil crisis could have caused a worldwide expanse of uninhabitable low-oxygen conditions in shallow marine waters, a condition similar to the oxygen-depleted waters found today in the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone, said the researchers.

Edited (ANI)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Poisonous Parkinsons molecule discovered
2. Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous
3. Hong Kong Citizens Fear over Poisonous Vegetables in Local Markets
4. Investigators Find Poisonous Chemicals In Four More Drugs In China
5. Lakhs of Indians Exposed to High Levels of Poisonous Gases
6. Four of Family Died After Consuming Poisonous Mushrooms
7. Lead With a Poisonous Electron Shield
8. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
9. Albendazole Effective In Reducing Seizures Caused By A Common Parasite
10. Birth Defects Caused By Drugs Used For Epilepsy
11. Alzheimers Disease Caused By Insulin Increase
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the ... multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect ... hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will ... the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey ... Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator ... tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that ... new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017   Montrium , an industry ... today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection ... that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF ... TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research ... increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: