Although nearly invisible, micro-organisms at the base of the food chain make up nearly 90 per cent of the biomass in oceans and lakes.The variety of life forms at this level is almost incomprehensible, and while only a few kinds leave solid remains that fossilize, even these few can be so abundant that in places they form mountains of pure fossil remains.Supermicro provides innovative and first-to-market technologies that are the building blocks for today's embedded computing platforms.Rapid growth in the embedded markets and open standards are driving the need for higher levels of product integration and optimization through network connectivity, remote management, mobile communication, expanded I/O, and device to device communications using space and power efficient configurations.To solve this problem, we conducted LA–ICP–MS UPb dating of zircons from Silurian to Cretaceous sandstones and volcanic rocks from the southern margin of the basin.The age spectra of detrital zircons suggest that the Dabie Orogen and later basin cover were the sources of the analyzed sandstones.Changes in the abundance and types of microfossils from year to year, over millions of years of undisturbed accumulation, makes an exquisitely detailed record of climate change, plate tectonics, and biological evolution.Each time a new species of free-floating marine micro-organism (such as the dinoflagellate, right) evolves, it quickly spreads throughout the oceans in countless billions, forming a worldwide marker in the fossil record.
A micro-continent with Paleozoic arc magmatism has been recognized in the northern Qinling–Tongbai orogens; however, it remains unclear whether the micro-continent extended to the Dabie Orogen to form a ribbon-shaped micro-continent, due to later burial by the Hefei Basin in the north.
The detrital and inherited zircons indicate Neoproterozoic, early and late Paleozoic magmatism in the Beihuaiyang unit in the north of the Dabie Orogen.
The zircon and previous geophysical data show that a micro-continent bounded by the Feizhong Suture in the north and the Xiaotian–Mozitang Suture in the south existed between the NCB and the Triassic Dabie Orogen, and its northern half is buried by the Jurassic–Paleogene Hefei Basin.
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