coccosphere


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coccosphere

[′käk·ə‚sfir]
(paleobotany)
The fossilized remains of a member of Coccolithophorida.
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where CD = coccosphere density (number of coccospheres [l.sup.-1]); A = effective filtration area ([mm.sup.2]); N = total number of coccospheres counted; a = analyzed area ([mm.sup.2]) and V = volume of filtered water (1).
Coccosphere concentrations decreased significantly as pH levels fell ([R.sup.2] = 0.54, n = 15).
Coccolithophore concentrations ranged between 2.7 x [10.sup.3] and 2.8 x [10.sup.4] coccospheres [l.sup.-1] (Table 1) and were significantly correlated with increasing pH ([R.sup.2] = 0.54, P = 0.002, n = 15) (Fig.