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palynology

(păl″ĭ-nŏl′-ŏ-jē) [Gr. palumein, to sprinkle, + logos, word, reason]
The study of pollens, spores, or microscopic segments of organisms present in sediments.

palynology

the study of pollen including pollen analysis.
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Preservation of pollen and spores is good, and, in all three studies, the last occurrences of the vessicate pollen taxon Patinasporites densis are roughly 20 cm from the top of the member, marking the onset of the palynological end-Triassic extinction.
Palynological evolutionary trends within the tribe Mentheae with special emphasis on subtribe Menthinae (Nepetoideae: Lamiaceae).
Vienna: Society of the Promotion of Palynological Research in Austria;
When revising the genera of the so called "nidularioid complex", composed by Canistrum, Canistropsis (Mez) Leme, Edmundoa Leme, Neoregelia, Nidularium and Wittrockia), Leme (1997) introduced arguments in favor of the correlation of multiple traits, based on morphological, anatomical, palynological, biogeographic and ecological data, to retrieve the concept of Wittrockia in order to decrease its unduly artificial nature.
The site has an interesting palynological history that was studied three times: once by Sears: once by Johannes Iverson, the eminent European palynologist in 1958 when he visited the site with Sears; and once by the author in 1986.
The combination between the various physicochemical and palynological parameters used to characterize and control the quality of Algerian honeys allowed to raise the following points:
The wall of Scrippsiella cysts is destroyed in palynological processing (Lewis 1991).
Pliocene) playa sediments; very limited available palynological data suggest that humid vegetation persisted into the Pliocene in these southern systems (Bint 1981) so playas were not necessarily ubiquitous in all catchments.
Eisma, "A Palynological Study of Surface and Suspended Sediments on a Tidal Flat: Implications for Pollen Transport and Deposition in Coastal Waters," Marine Geology 128 (1995): 183-200; G.