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Preparation techniques for acid-insoluble microfossils

John W. Funkhouser and William Robert Evitt
Preparation techniques for acid-insoluble microfossils
Micropaleontology (July 1959) 5 (3): 369-375


Several techniques useful in the preparation of spores, pollen, hystrichospherids, and similar acid-insoluble microfossils are described. These include oxidation treatments to remove unwanted organic matter; 4 aids in the mechanical separation of organic and mineral matter; and 2 methods for making permanent slides using cover-glass smears. A feature of all of these techniques is that the residues are retained in a water-base medium throughout processing.

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Preparation techniques for acid-insoluble microfossils
Pages: 369-375
Published: 195907
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1959-010734
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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