MICROORGANISMS IN UV LIGHT
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The use of UV spectroscopy is important in the search for life in the atmosphere and on other planets. The basic assumption must be made that extraterrestrial life also depends on nucleic acid and protein complexes. If this is accepted as a working hypothesis - and there are no better criteria for explaining life - no other theoretical difficulties are then encountered. It is possible that spectra of nucleic acids are masked by minute amounts of other substances, but this problem can be solved with presently available methods.