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Not produced by living organisms.
a•bi•o•gen•ic (ˌeɪ baɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌæb i oʊ-)
not resulting from the activity of living organisms.
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Recently, however, geologists have shown that hydrocarbons such as methane--the main component of natural gas--can form in Earth's crust abiogenically
, or in the absence of once-living matter.
Additionally, iron monosulfides are far more reactive than pyrite, and the oxidation of iron monosulfides proceeds much more rapidly than that of pyrite and readily takes place abiogenically
at high pH (Aller 1980).
Such a pattern can be generated when hydrocarbons are produced abiogenically
from methane in a spark discharge experiment (3).