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29 January, 03:37

4) If a dead organism is preserved as a fossil, which body tissues are most likely to survive? Why?

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  1. 29 January, 04:01
    The answer is hard tissue.

    Usually, hard tissue, such as bones and teeth or exoskeleton is much more preserved than soft tissue (organs, skin, etc.). Fossils become fossils by a process of mineralization. Hard tissues are more mineralized during life than organs. So it is no surprise that hard tissues take part in the process of mineralization and is preserved in fossils, unlike soft tissues.
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