coccolith


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coccolith

[′käk·ə‚lith]
(botany)
One of the small, interlocking calcite plates covering members of the Coccolithophorida.
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Coccolithophores make armoured plates (coccoliths, hereafter referred to as 'liths') from calcium carbonate, which together form a sort of external skeleton for each organism (Figure 1).
Calmels, "Laboratory-grown coccoliths exhibit no vital effect in clumped isotope ([DELTA]47) composition on a range of geologically relevant temperatures," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
It was a dark and stormy night when Chris the coccolith came to his desition [sic.].
SEM analyses were performed by Zeiss EVO MA 10: a portion of filter membrane was mounted onto a stub for quantitative analysis of coccolith morphology of selected species in 50 coccospheres and for taxonomic identification following the concepts of Young et al.
(2003): Index calcareous nannofossils (coccoliths) of the earliest Paleocene originated already in the late Maastrichtian.
As soon as they leave the upper ocean where they are produced, almost all of the coccoliths and foraminifera settle to the deep ocean floor within a short time.
Lipid composition during growth of motile and coccolith forms of Emillania huxleyi.
White discs make up the words, and are said to represent the microscopic coccoliths that make up the sedimentary layers of chalk to which the word 'lamina' refers.
Oxygen isotope analyses of coccoliths grown in culture: species dominant in Pleistocene-Holocene nannofossil assemblages.