Species with delicate organic tests often constitute a substantial component of benthic foraminiferal assemblages. These morphologically simple, usually single-chambered (monothalamous) organisms are allogromiids (Order Allogromiida) in the traditional sense (Loeblich and Tappan, 1992; Sen Gupta, 1999). They formed the starting point for the First International Workshop on Allogromiid Foraminifera, which met at the end of August at the Tjänö Marine Biological Laboratory of the University of Göteborg, on the west coast of Sweden. The workshop was organized by Tomas Cedhagen and brought together some 23 scientists, who included biologically-inclined micropalaeontologists, biologists and protozoologists, from 12 different countries....

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