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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: BM-5

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Mucor

First publication: Shumilovskikh, L.S., Schlütz, F., Achterberg, I., Bauerochse, A. and Leuschner, H.H. (2015) The development of the raised bog “Borsteler Moor” (Lower Saxony, Germany) based on non-pollen palynomorph data. Studia Quaternaria 32, 5–18

Other publication/s: Watanabe, T. (2010) Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi. Boca Raton, London: CRC Press

Description: Round to elongated brown to dark-brown objects of 73–137 μm with 2–4 μm protuberances at regular intervals of 8–13 μm from each other. This type is similar to Mucor-type zygospores, especially the pigmented zygospores of e.g. Mucor hachijoensis Watanabe and M. meguroense Watanabe or of Zygorhynchus moelleri Vuill. (Watanabe 2010).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information