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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 1473–1479 | Cite as

Endophytic Micromycetes on the Leaves of the Genus Taxodium Richard (Cupressaceae) from the Lower Paleocene of the Amur Region

  • N. P. MaslovaEmail author
  • A. B. Sokolova
  • D. V. Vasilenko
  • T. M. Kodrul
  • A. V. Tobias
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Abstract

Traces of damage on fossil Taxodium leaves from the Tsagayan Formation of the Arkhara-Boguchan brown coal field (Amur Region, Russia; Paleocene) are studied using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It is shown that the damage was caused by endophytic micromycetes. The problems of classification of microscopic damage to fossil plants are discussed.

Keywords:

Taxodium fossil plant damage fungal endophytes Paleocene Amur Region 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The study is supported the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, projects 17-54-53069 GFEN (NM, AS), 16-04-01498 (DV), 18-04-00322 (DV). This study was performed in the framework of the State Task Program no. 0135-2016-0001 (TK) at the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Maslova
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. B. Sokolova
    • 1
  • D. V. Vasilenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. M. Kodrul
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. V. Tobias
    • 5
  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Cherepovets State UniversityCherepovetsRussia
  3. 3.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Sun-Yat-Sen University No. 135GuangzhouP. R. China
  5. 5.St. Petersburg UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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