Chemical examinations of some non-vascular Paleozoic plants

  title={Chemical examinations of some non-vascular Paleozoic plants},
  author={Karl J. Niklas},
  • K. Niklas
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Brittonia
The organic chemical constituents of compression fossils ofNematothallus,Spongiophyton, Orestovia andEohostimella are identified and compared with those isolated from living and fossil forms ofBotryococcus (a green alga) andTaeniocrada (a vascular plant fossil). The range and maxima in the carbon numbers observed in the normal, saturated acids isolated fromNematothallus, Orestovia, andSpongiophyton are similar to those of fossilBotryococcus, while those acids contained within compression… 

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