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dc.contributor.authorSwindles, Graeme T.*
dc.contributor.authorRoe, H.M.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-15T10:10:19Z
dc.date.available2009-09-15T10:10:19Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationSwindles, G.T. and Roe, H.M. (2007). Examining the Dissolution Characteristics of Testate Amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) in Low pH Conditions: Implications for Peatland Palaeoclimate Studies. Palaeography, Palaeoclimatatology and Palaeoecology. Vol. 252, No. 3/4, pp. 486-496.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3454
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractA laboratory-based experiment was carried out to examine the dissolution characteristics of testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) under acidic conditions. The results suggest a large degree of variability in the dissolution susceptibility of taxa and no straightforward distinction between the relative robustness of xenosomic and idiosomic test types. Individuals from the genus Euglypha have tests composed of thin-walled siliceous plates, which are prone to severe dissolution. Certain other taxa are relatively unaffected by low pH conditions, including Assulina muscorum, Amphitrema flavum and Trigonopyxis arcula type. Differential preservation of subfossil testate amoebae must be acknowledged as a particular problem for peat-based palaeoclimate studies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.05.004en
dc.subjectTestate amoebaeen
dc.subjectSelective preservationen
dc.subjectDissolutionen
dc.subjectPeatlandsen
dc.subjectHoloceneen
dc.subjectPalaeoclimateen
dc.titleExamining the Dissolution Characteristics of Testate Amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) in Low pH Conditions: Implications for Peatland Palaeoclimate Studies.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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