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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.

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Type: EMA-134

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Sporormia / cf. Sporormiella / cf. Gilomastix / cf. Torula

First publication: Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Couwenberg, J., Barthelmes, A., Aptroot, A. and Joosten, H. (2012) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs as tools for identifying alder carr deposits: A surface sample study from NE-Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 38–57

Other publication/s:
Barthelmes, A., de Klerk, P., Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Unterseher, M. and Joosten, H. (2012) Expanding NPP analysis to eutrophic and forested sites: Significance of NPPs in a Holocene wood peat section (NE Germany). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 22–37
Ahmed, S.I. and Cain, R.F. (1972) Revision of the genera Sporormia and Sporormiella. Canadian Journal of Botany 50, 419–477
Seiffert, K., Morgan-Jones, G., Gams, W. and Kendrick, B. (2011) The Genera of Hyphomycetes. CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Description: Fungal spore, chain of 4–8 cells, 14–20 µm long, single cells globose, flattened towards neighbouring cells, 3–7 µm in diameter, chain curved or kneeled, pale brown to hyaline, psilate. EMA-134 has few distinct features and might thus represent spores of species from, e.g. Sporormia, Sporormiella (which are however often dark) and Gliomastix (Ahmed and Cain, 1972) or belongs to the cosmopolitan fungal genus Torula which includes species on litter, soil and dung (Seiffert et al., 2011).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Alder litter, alder carr and sedge fen

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicates alder carr vegetation