New Microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario

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New Microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario

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Title: New Microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario
Author: Knoll, Andrew; Awramik, Stanley M.; Barghoorn, Elso S.

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Citation: Knoll, Andrew H., Elso S. Barghoorn, and Stanley M. Awramik. 1978. New microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario. Journal of Paleontology 52 (5):976-992.
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Abstract: Two new algal taxa are described from the approximately 2,000 m.y. old Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario. Leptoteichos golubicii, n. gen. et sp., were relatively large (5-31 mu m) spherical plankters living in the water column above the central portions of the Gunflint basin. Post-mortem degradation processes have acted on this taxon to produce a "spot cell" organization similar to that exhibited by younger putatively eukaryotic cells; however, L. golubicii is here placed among the Algae incertae sedis and considered to be a probable cyanophyte. Megalytrum diacenum, n. gen. et sp., is the preserved sheath of a colonial chroococcalean blue-green alga. It constitutes an allochthonous element of the algal chert facies microbiota of the Gunflint Iron Formation.
Published Version: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1303843
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3686135

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