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Fig. 1. Agglutination in foraminiferan walls; Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea; Recent. A-C: Textularia sp. C in Hottinger et al., 1993. A: Lateral view showing coarse grains producing a rugged shell surface exept on apertural face. SEM. B: axial thin section of the biserial test showing distribution of agglutinated grains within the shell walls. Light microscope, transparent light. C: Detail from another specimen showing parapore texture of wall and its relation to the agglutinated grains. Transmitted light. a: aperture; f: foramen; pp: parapores; pr: proloculuss: septum; sut: (chamber) suture; (Hottinger, 2006; fig. 6a-c [1] CC/BY-NC-SA)


  • according to Hottinger (2006):

AGGLUTINATED - shell texture characterized by components gathered in the ambient environment and bound by organic or biomineralized cements produced by the cell. Particles may be selected according to size and shape to form a closefitting mosaic. Often, the agglutination in the external and internal parts of the wall is differentiated but there are no sharp boundaries. See also: wall polarity).

See also


Hottinger, Halicz & Reiss (1993), Recent Foraminiferida from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Opera SAZU, Ljubljana, 33, 179 p. + 230 pls.

Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744

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