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Evolution of the morphology of ancient cyanobacteria and its significance for biostratigraphical compositions in the late Precambrian
Author(s): Galina B. Volkova
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Paper Abstract

The biostratigraphical significance of individual taxa of Precambrian micro-organisms has been considered. The results of an analysis of the morphological variability of ancient colonial forms are comparable to present-day coccoidal cyanobacteria of the Gloeocapsa Kutz. genus. Conclusions have been made on the origin, nature, and direction of changes in the Gloeocapsa-shaped colony composition as well as on an opportunity to use them for biostratigraphical purposes.

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Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4939, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VI, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486703
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Galina B. Volkova, All-Russian Geological Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4939:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VI
Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Jere H. Lipps, Editor(s)

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