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Verification of the Algirosphaera robusta-Sphaerocalyptra quadridentata (coccolithophores) life-cycle association

M. V. Triantaphyllou and M. D. Dimiza
Verification of the Algirosphaera robusta-Sphaerocalyptra quadridentata (coccolithophores) life-cycle association
Journal of Micropalaeontology (July 2003) 22, Part 1: 107-111

Abstract

Living coccolithophores were collected from eight stations along a transect in the Gulf of Korthi (southeastern Andros Island, Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean) in August 2001. Samples were collected from 0-120 m water depth to determine the cell density, the species composition and the biogeographical (spatial and vertical) distribution of the coccolithophore biocommunities in coastal marine ecosystems. The studies revealed an impressive heterococcolith-holococcolith combination coccosphere (SEM micrograph) involving the species Algirosphaera robusta and Sphaerocalyptra quadridentata. In addition, a second association was observed by light microscopy. This discovery verifies the suggestions of Kamptner (1941) and provides strong proof on the assignment of these two "species" in a common life cycle, increasing significantly our knowledge of life-cycle pairings ecology.


ISSN: 0262-821X
EISSN: 2041-4978
Serial Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Serial Volume: 22, Part 1
Title: Verification of the Algirosphaera robusta-Sphaerocalyptra quadridentata (coccolithophores) life-cycle association
Affiliation: University of Athens, Section of Historical Geology-Paleontology, Athens, Greece
Pages: 107-111
Published: 200307
Text Language: English
Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom
References: 25
Accession Number: 2004-059795
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 plate, 1 table, sketch map
N37°45'00" - N37°49'60", E24°55'00" - E25°00'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200418
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