A Bangiophyte Red Alga from the Proterozoic of Arctic Canada

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A Bangiophyte Red Alga from the Proterozoic of Arctic Canada

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dc.contributor.author Knoll, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Butterfield, Nicholas J.
dc.contributor.author Swett, Keene
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-01T17:32:32Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.citation Butterfield, Nicholas J., Andrew H. Knoll, and Keene Swett. 1990. A Bangiophyte red alga from the Proterozoic of arctic Canada. Science 250 (4977): 104-107. en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3009564
dc.description.abstract Silicified peritidal carbonate rocks of the 1250- to 750-million-year-old Hunting Formation, Somerset Island, arctic Canada, contain fossils of well-preserved bangiophyte red algae. Morphological details, especially the presence of multiseriate filaments composed of radially arranged wedge-shaped cells derived by longitudinal divisions from disc-shaped cells in uniseriate filaments, indicate that the fossils are related to extant species in the genus <i>Bangia</i>. Such taxonomic resolution distinguishes these fossils from other pre-Edicaran eukaryotes and contributes to growing evidence that multicellular algae diversified well before the Ediacaran radiation of large animals. en
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.11538072 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.jstor.org/stable/2877905 en
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dc.title A Bangiophyte Red Alga from the Proterozoic of Arctic Canada en
dc.relation.journal Science en
dash.depositing.author Knoll, Andrew
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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