Encrusting growth

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  • according to Hottinger (2006):

ENCRUSTING GROWTH - the mode of growth of permanently attached shells covering large surfaces by keeping low and close to it, accelerating the occupation of a surface by forming annular expanse chambers (as in certain species of Gypsina), in competition with rhodophyceans for instance.

See also


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

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