microfossil


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microfossil

(mī′krō-fŏs′əl)
n.
A fossil, as of a pollen grain or unicellular organism, that is too small to study with the naked eye.
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The microfossil atlas would therefore also help to determine which samples should be targeted for return to Earth, given the limited payload of the Mars missions.
This indicated that the 3.4 billion-year-old microfossil likely originated from an early form of life, just like the other two subjects.
In honor of the late Robert (Bob) Denison, who made the first discovery of the fish microfossils in Maine.
Analysis of the lithofacies combined with the microfossil data suggests that these sediments were deposited in an open shallow marine (middle to inner neritic) and transitional intertidal environments.
The high contents of silicon in most of the microfossils (Table 1) demonstrate the critical role of silica-saturated water in promoting fossil preservation.
Sampled parts: number and percentage of the analyzed pipe sectors, specifying number and percentage of pipe sectors that were positive for microfossil evidence.
Acid-extracted microfossils from the 'Little Bear biota' of the Mackenzie Mountains reveal important details of problematic groups including chancelloriids and hyolithids, and provide direct evidence of Cambrian diets in the form of faecal strings.
I gathered and evaluated Pliocene temperature patterns derived from microfossil abundance and isotopic data (Tab.
A number of authors, such as Coil and Kirch, suggest the best way to archaeologically identify sweet potato is through identification of macro-botanical remains, rather than through microfossil analysis (Haberle and Atkin).
In order to facilitate direct comparison of quantitative palaeontological data with rock characteristics, and thereby with the palaeoenvironment and sedimentary processes, all samples used for microfossil extraction were also studied by means of carbonate analysis and thin sections.