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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: HdV-55C

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Neurospora crassa / Neurosora sp.

First publication: van Geel, B. (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and anymals. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

Other Publication/s:
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
Chambers, F.M., van Geel, B. and van der Linden, M. (2011) Considerations for the preparation of peat samples for palynology, and for the counting of pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs. Mires and Peat 7, 1–14
Medeanic, S. and Bagadin Silva, M. (2010) Indicative value of non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) and palynofacies for palaeoreconstructions: Holocene Peat, Brazil. International Journal of Coal Geology 84, 248–257

Description: Ascospores ellipsoidal, 22–28 × 15–18 µm, non-septate, brown, with two protruding apical pores, about 1 µm wide, with about 16 fine, longitudinal grooves.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In burnt Molinia peat

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On vegetable matter charred by fire

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information