The comments of Murray Gingras on our article on the classification of Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures (Noffke et al. 2001b) are highly appreciated. In our reply, we first clarify some terms. Then we respond to the different points of Gingras' discussion, and finally make concluding statements.


According to the points presented in the discussion by Gingras, we regard his Runzelmarken as identical with our wrinkle structures. This we would like to explore in the following:

We thus would like to modify two of the conclusions drawn in Gingras' discussion:

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