The mineral composition of the tests of ‘testate amoebae’ (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida): The relative importance of grain availability and grain selection

@article{Chtelet2015TheMC,
  title={The mineral composition of the tests of ‘testate amoebae’ (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida): The relative importance of grain availability and grain selection},
  author={Eric Ch{\^a}telet and Nadine Bernard and Maxence Delaine and Jean Luc Potdevin and Daniel Gilbert},
  journal={Revue de Micropal{\'e}ontologie},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={141-154}
}
Nine peatlands were selected according to their various geological setting in the eastern part of France. The diversity of mineral particles, including xenosomes (agglutinated particles) and idiosomes (secreted particles), were analysed, together with associated morphological characteristics, for 7 species of ‘testate amoeba’ (order Arcellinida). The combined use of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an EDS device and microprobe analyses is suitable for conducting an… Expand
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