phytolith


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phytolith

[′fīd·ə‚lith]
(paleontology)
A fossilized part of a living plant that secreted mineral matter.
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(2014) Lithological control on phytolith carbon sequestration in moso bamboo forests.
Families Where Phytolith Production Is Usually High, Phytolith Types Specific to Family Are Common, and Subfamily and Genus-Specific Forms Also Occur, Sometimes Widely in the Family
Stromberg, "Eocene vegetation and ecosystem fluctuations inferred from a high-resolution phytolith record," Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol.
Experimental assessment of maize phytolith and starch taphonomy in carbonized cooking residues.
Phytolith analysis of sediment samples from layer 11 failed to identify clear traces of human use of vegetal species.
BSi, known as phytolith or opal, can be comprised of different components mainly of biological origin such as diatoms phytoliths, radiolarians, silicoflagellates and sponge spicules.
Combined evidence of diet and habitat is concordant with expectations based on local phytolith data.
A later record of a banana phytolith comes from the Indus Valley during the Late Harappan phase (2000-1700 bce).
In vine, the most common phytoliths are "irregular ruminate" (hereinafter given names of morphotypes of phytoliths, according to International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0.