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Inherent problems of terminology : definition of terms frequently used in connection with microbial mats

  title={Inherent problems of terminology : definition of terms frequently used in connection with microbial mats},
  author={El Hafid Bouougri and Gisela Gerdes and Hubertus Porada},
Like all branches of the earth sciences, the study of microbial mats and the features they leave behind preserved within clastic sediments of various calibers, is rife with terminology. As terms are used over several decades, the original meanings often become more imprecise as shades of meaning are added to an initial definition. One example examined briefly here is the term ‘wrinkle mark’, discussed in greater detail in section (a) of this chapter. 
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