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Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

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HdV-207Type: HdV-207

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Glomus cf. fasciculatum

First publication: van Geel, B., Coope, G.R. and van der Hammen, T. (1989) Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of the Late-glacial type section at Usselo (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 60, 25–129

Other publication/s:
Fernández, C.A. (1993) Fungal palynomorphs and algae from Holocene bottom sediments of Chascomús Lake, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Palynology 17, 187–200
Carrión, J.S. and Navarro, C. (2002) Cryptogam spores and other non-pollen microfossils as sources of palaeoecological information: case studies from Spains. Annales Botanici Fennici 39, 1–14
van Geel, B., Buurman, J., Brinkkemper, O., Schelvis, J., Aptroot, A,. van Reenen, G. and Hakbijl, T. (2003) Environmental reconstruction of a Roman Period settlement site in Uitgeest (The Netherlands), with special reference to coprophilous fungi. Journal of Archaeological Science 30, 873–883
Marinova, E. and Atanassova, J. (2006) Anthropogenic impact on vegetation and environment during the Bronze Age in the area of Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria: Pollen, microscopic charcoal, non-pollen palynomorphs and plant macrofossils. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 165–178

Description: Spores globose, spherical, subspherical, oval or fusiform vesicles, often collapsed, aseptate and inaperturate, pale yellow to light brown, (17.5–) 25–68 (–138) µm in diameter exclusive of the hyphal attachment; Wall of small chlamydospores ca. 0.5 µm thick; Surface smooth or slightly scabrate, wall composed of one or two layers, outer layer is thicker and sometimes laminated, wall can be crossed (pierced) by canals or tubules of irregular distribution, all vesicles show a short unilateral hypha without septa.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Glomus is a mycorrhizal fungus forming symbiotic relationships with plant roots; Glomus species are found in nearly all terrestrial habitats.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of host plants? / Root activity / Soil erosion