allochthonous


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allochthonous

adjective Referring to rocks, sediment or organic materials that originate at a distance from a particular system.

allochthonous

not made in situ, for example peat which has been deposited from plants grown elsewhere. Compare AUTOCHTHONOUS.
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What happens to allochthonous material that falls into streams?
A review of allochthonous organic matter dynamics and metabolism in streams.
Ethnic signature of spare time contacts by ethnic group, ages 15/65, 2003 and 2004/2005 (in percentages) More with Equally members much with More with of own group both autochthones Turks 64 26 9 Moroccans 51 34 16 Surinamese 35 43 32 AntiUeans 35 32 33 (former) Yugoslavs 30 38 32 Iraqi's 42 32 26 Afghans 34 37 29 Iranians 24 37 39 Somalians 50 32 18 autochthones (a) 3 12 85 (a) Category 'more with members of own group' means, in case of autochthones: more with allochthonous groups Figure 7.
Among allochthonous items found in their diet (14 of 42 categories), ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) were much more important than other categories (e.
In the studied hypersaline tidal flat soils the kaolinite is probably related to an allochthonous origin, since soils from the coastal tablelands mainly comprise kaolinite and quartz (Correa et al.
The basement rocks, fractured and weathered in regolith, are Devonian limestones of the folded and faulted upper allochthonous unit of the Prague Synform which is the uppermost preserved unit of the Bohemicum (Melichar and Hladil, 1999; Melichar, 2004; Chab et al.
Lithologically, the allochthonous unit is composed of different lithofacies comprising sandstone, siltstone, greensand, siliceous mudstone, argillaceous micritic limestone and rare coal measures along with dispersed organic matter.
13]C indicated that reservoir energy sources were primarily autochthonous while the riverine habitat was primarily a result of allochthonous carbon sources.
The distribution and abundance of coyotes: the effects of allochthonous food subsidies from the sea.
The well known is the fact of evaluation of microbiota disorders based upon the populational level of indigenous autochthonous and allochthonous microbiota representers.