by Brian Thomas, Stephen Taylor, and Kevin Anderson
In Journal of Creation 33 (2): 9-12, August 2019
The presence of short-lived soft tissue in fossils has proven challenging for uniformitarians to explain. Wiemann and co-authors1 describe a mode of preservation that may help explain the presence of primary protein remnants in fossil biomineralised tissues, including scales, teeth, eggshell, and bone. They showed results consistent with peptide cross-linking that forms N-heterocyclic polymers early in diagenesis.
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